A committee of community volunteers trying to raise money for the Bay Days fireworks display has established a website, www.bayfireworks.org, to raise awareness for their efforts.
The Bay Days fireworks display costs $11,000, and for the past two years it has been anonymously financed. Those donations have ended and now it is up to the community to raise the money for the display.
Many Bay Village civic organizations count on the revenues they raise at Bay Days to finance the scholarships they provide, to fund their civic-improvement programs and for other projects. Without the fireworks finale, Bay Days attendance would drop precipitously and so would the funding upon which these organizations rely.
The website explains the funding situation and offers a way to make donations via PayPal through the Village Foundation website. (The Village Foundation is overseeing funds collected for the fireworks display.)
Other fundraising ideas being considered by the committee include a raffle, collection cans throughout the city, an annual fundraising party and corporate sponsorships.
It would be a shame to let the Bay Days fireworks display fizzle out. Please consider a donation.