I spent some time exchanging emails with Atlas PyroVision Productions who the town had contracted with to do the show. This is the same vendor that the town used last year. The emails lead to a phone call and a conversation regarding the Grand Finale.
The Fund tried to find a corporate sponsor last year to increase the size of the Grand Finale and we were unsuccessful. This year was the same too – no corporation came forward to be the Grand Finale Sponsor in 2013.
With that, we ended up this year as we did last year with what I will call a packaged grand finale. It is a nice finale and it fits within the constraints of the cost of the overall budget of the show - $11,600.00
So working with Atlas PyroVision Productions to see what we could do about upping the end of the show they came up with the following offer: whatever we can drum up in donations from now to June 21st (as Monday the 24th is the last day they can make program changes) they will match donations dollar for dollar.
In the spirit of that effort I am personally going to do the same out of my own pocket so that your donation has FOUR TIMES THE IMPACT. I will match your donations dollar for dollar.
If you go online today at the Paypal link below (or mail in your donation) and donate (as an example) $25.00, the end result of your donation becomes $100.00. As you donate $25.00 I will put in a matching amount into the Fund for a total of $50.00. When that donation is sent to Atlas PyroVision Productions as payment on the upgraded Grand Finale, they will add their $50.00 to it and the total donation will become $100.00.
I have a maximum of $1,500.00 to do this with but I would love to have a problem of running out of money to match with; at that point alone the finale would be $6,000.00 worth of fireworks as your donations and my match would be matched by them to total $6,000.00 (in this example).
So let’s do this Wallingford; we have 15 days. Let’s see just how much more we can drive into the Grand Finale for the 2013 event!
Below is the link to Paypal or you can mail your tax deductible donation to:
Wallingford Fireworks Fund
c/o Jason Zandri
35 Lincoln Drive EXT
Wallingford, CT 06492