March as well as the first week of April have come and gone.
Our collection balance is just $3,230.00 presently; that is about 11% of what we need. We had an original collection goal for 2014 of $35,000.00 we have reduced that to the bare minimum of $30,000.00 which puts the performance of the R Band at the show at risk (that is the first thing we have cut in the past to save the overall show as it is a larger item and the show can continue without it as needed.
The deadline for the donation to the town of Wallingford is May 30th for the show scheduled for July 5th, 2014
If we cannot collect what is needed to pay for the entire event there will be no show this year; at this point in time, just as it has been since 2010, the Town itself is not affording any funding to this event. The job to save the celebration is ours “we the people” to make or break.
We will be at the Wallingford Landfill and the Recycling Center until about noon today if you can swing by and drop your donation into the bucket.
Alternately – you can mail your tax deductable donation (we are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization - tax id# is 27-2576599) to:
Wallingford Fireworks Fund
c/o 35 Lincoln Drive EXT
Wallingford CT 06492
We also accept donations online via Paypal
As a reminder of all the costs we have to bear:
Wallingford is going to be able to extend the bid that we had on the show we’ve been getting over the prior two years at $11,925.00
The other costs that they have available for us are as follows:
R- Band $2,090.00
Public Works $ 400.00
Port-o-Lets $ 200.00
The above costs are $15,715.00
I am still waiting on the costs for the Fire Marshall, the Board of Ed person for Sheehan and the overtime for the Fire Department and the Police Department as the Fund is responsible for those costs as well.
In 2013 those costs were:
Board of Ed $ 425.00
Fire Marshall $ 950.00
Fire Department Overtime $2,100.00
Police Department Overtime $8,250.00
So we are looking at least at an additional $11,725.00 on top of the known $15,715.00
This is our task for 2014. It is up to Wallingford businesses and residents again, as it has been since 2010, to save the show.
We hope you can help out in any way you can; every dollar helps.