The Coronado Fourth of July Parade attracts entrants from all over the country. The Coronado News will donate half of all new, local ad revenue for its June 30 Independence Day edition. Photo courtesy of CFOJ.

The Coronado Fourth of July, the all-volunteer group that plans the biggest small city Independence Day celebration, needs some financial help.

The group had raised 25% of the total cost for the all-day extravaganza as of early June, and The Coronado News would like to help bring in some additional money.

So, for our June 30 Independence Day edition, we will donate half of all revenue from every new, local advertising dollar in that edition.

We plan to hand deliver thousands of copies of that special edition to people who will be watching the Coronado Fourth of July parade along Orange Avenue. And, we will deliver The Coronado News to about 9,500 homes and businesses as usual on June 30.

The Coronado News also is a proud sponsor for the parade, and we will have our announcer booth spot in the Churchill block. We also have made a donation for the toy giveaways for kids during the parade.

And, we have launched a special Coronado Fourth of July page on

It includes profile stories and a list of all the events. You also can check out local hotel accommodations, restaurant listings, and more on that webpage.

If you want to partner with us to help Coronado Fourth of July, contact Editor/Associate Publisher Craig Harris at or Ad Executive Braeden Stegman at

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Craig Harris has 31 years of daily journalism experience and is editor and associate publisher. He most recently worked at USA TODAY as a national investigative business reporter, and he’s a two-time Polk Award winner. You can catch him at the Coronado dog beach with his beagle, Daisy, who has her own Twitter account. He can be reached by email or at 602-509-3613.