The committee of volunteers working to raise enough money to put on a fireworks display at Bay Days is making real progress, thanks to the efforts of a number of concerned citizens.
Susan Farnham of Manchester Drive recently held a fundraiser at her home, featuring the line of Pampered Chef products. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the fireworks fund. Those interesting in viewing and/or ordering these products should go to www.pamperedchef.biz/susanfarnham.
The fundraising group also has established a website, www.bayfireworks.org, to raise awareness for their efforts.
To thank those who have donated, the names of major donors will soon be posted on the website.
While one corporate sponsorship is in the works (watch for that announcement soon) the committee continues to seek the support of local, and locally owned, businesses for sponsorships. The names of all corporate sponsors will be displayed on banners throughout the run of Bay Days and in press releases and advertising.
The Bay Days fireworks display costs about $11,000 a year, and 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.)
Complete contact and other information can be found on www.bayfireworks.org.