I had the chance to catch up with Comptroller Bowes before the Town Council meeting this week and I was able to get a better idea of the town services costs for the show. I had estimated them a little shy so they were about $400.00 in total more expensive than I was figuring:
Police Department Overtime $8,000.00
Fire Department Overtime $2,000.00
Fire Marshall Overtime $ 900.00
BoE reimbursement $ 400.00
Recreation (Port o Lets) $1,000.00
Public Works Overtime $ 350.00
The fireworks show itself is coming in at a grand total of $15,000.00 so the full cost that the fund has to bear before any other expenses (mailings, advertising, etc.) is $27,650.00
We are still working hard at trying to get additional major sponsors but in the meantime we are out getting ever dollar we can collecting at the Wallingford Dunkin Donuts locations.
It looks as if this Saturday morning is going to be a wash out with the weather so we’re probably at the end of the container collecting for this week but you can always mail your donation to us:
Wallingford Fireworks Fund
c/o Jason Zandri
35 Lincoln Drive EXT
Wallingford, CT 06492
As always, if anyone has any questions of me please feel free to reach out by calling 860 614 6069 or via email at Jason@Zandri.net. (Generally speaking, I can answer email faster than a phone call because of my work schedule).
We still have a ways to go to make our 2012 fundraising goal of $30,000.00 so we hope you consider pitching in to help save our grand celebration for the third year in a row.