Coming into it's third year, the Wendy's restaurant fundraiser will take place tonight from 5 to 8 p.m.

The fundraiser will be 20 percent of all sales going towards the fireworks display for the 4th of July.

Recently there was a similar fundraiser held at one of the Pizza Hut's in Dodge City.

"The Pizza Hut fireworks fundraiser was held on May 10 and generated $990.29," public information officer Jane Longmeyer said. "Last years Wendy's fundraiser was successful with $656 generated. "As of today, we are approximately $6,500 from reaching our goal of $25,000."

For those that are unable to attend the Wendy's fundraiser but would still like to make a donation, checks can be sent to the City of Dodge City, Attn: Fireworks, P.O. Box 880, Dodge City, KS 67801.

"The fundraising opportunities with Wendy's and Pizza Hut are a great way for the general public to help support the 4th of July fireworks display," Longmeyer said.

On June 5, city officials set the dates for the city fireworks ban to be lifted for 4th of July.

The ban will be lifted from July 1-5 with fireworks being able to be fired between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m.

"We felt the conditions are more favorable this year due to the amount of rain we received for this extended amount of time," City Fire Chief Robert Heinz said to the commissioners at the time. "We wish it could be shorter but where the 4th of July falls this year, it just seemed more feasible to have it run through the weekend."

The only prohibitions the fireworks are they cannot be fired on public parks, school grounds, athletic facilities or public parking areas such as the Civic Center or Memorial Stadium.