The city's annual Fourth of July fireworks show will go on despite a tight city budget that forced city council to withhold funding this year.

The city's annual Fourth of July fireworks show will go on despite a tight city budget that forced city council to withhold funding this year.

Two weeks ago, the city was halfway toward its goal of raising $20,000 in donations from the community to keep the show alive. A third $5,000 pledge this week and several smaller pledges pushed that figure to $21,000, more than enough to fund the show, said city spokesman Lee Yoakum.

Dominion Homes capped an important fireworks fundraising week for the city with a $5,000 pledge, he said.

"The show will go on," Delaware mayor Gary Milner said. "On behalf of the city, I thank Dominion Homes and all of our contributors for their support of this great day in Dela-ware."

Along with Dominion's pledge, other pledges this week included the Delaware Eagles $376; Woolpert Inc. and Mark Springer, DDS, $1,000 each; PPG Industries, $500, and some private donations, Yoakum said.

"We're happy to help and excited to continue our involvement in the Delaware community," Dominion Homes CEO Bill Cornely said.

Byers Auto Group was first with a $5,000 donation to be the "Presenting Sponsor," followed by Meijer, which gave $5,000 to be the "Grand Finale" sponsor. The city also received pledges from JEGS, Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan and Turkey Hill.

The city also received a commitment from the Columbus Radio Group to air fireworks fund-raising promotions on its four radio stations, said Yoakum.

"The fireworks display caps a star-spangled Independence Day in the city," he said.

Preceding the fireworks, the Central Ohio Symphony will perform its traditional outdoor concert on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus beginning at 8 p.m. Concert information can be found at centralohiosymphony.org. The day will begin with the annual July 4 parade at 3 p.m., this year sponsored by the Delaware County Farm Bureau. Parade information is available at (740) 971-5939.

The "City of Delaware Community Fund," will remain active, Yoakum said.

Tax-deductible contributions to enhance the July 4 celebration or for the 2011 fireworks show can be made to the fund, in care of the Community Foundation of Delaware County, 3954 N. Hampton Drive, Powell 43065.