Monday, March 12, 2012

Wallingford Fireworks 2012 campaign: $1,171.00 collected. On to week three

Hi gang!

The totals are in from last week’s collections. After a rainy washout of week one, week two has delivered us $1,171.00.

Our full 2012 campaign is to collect $30,000.00

I am still waiting on Mr. Bowes, Wallingford’s Comptroller, to let me know what the costs to the town services are as that is the first of the totals we need to take care of before we can even consider paying for the fireworks themselves.

In 2011 those costs were:

Police Dept. Overtime    $7,750.00
Fire Dept. Overtime $1,900.00
Port-o-lets $990.00
Fire Marshall $850.00
Public Works $330.00
Board of Ed $330.00

Town Services 2011 total $12,150.00

I am sure that amount is probably 2 to 5 percent higher this year so I am planning for about $13,000.00

So that is where we are right now.

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 13th, my father is supposed to be out at the South Colony Dunkin Donuts to collect (weather permitting).

We’ve also sent out the letters to all the donors from the past two years; I am hoping the donation checks will start rolling in as well.

If you’re a newcomer and want to donate you can by sending your tax deductible donation to:

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 (Generally speaking, I can answer email faster than a phone call because of my work schedule).

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