As we try to do each year, we are kicking off the collections for the fireworks. This year, like the prior two, this is in spite of the fact that there is still a ton of snow on the ground. (In contrast, in 2011 I think it was, the temperatures were in the 50s).
Kelly and Steve will be collecting from 8AM to Noon this Saturday March 7th at the Wallingford Landfill and myself and Wayne will be at the Dunkin Donuts on NORTH Colony road (near Shop Rite / Wal-Mart) also from 8AM to about noon.
Information regarding our overall effort can be found on the prior post “Kicking off the 2015 Fireworks Collections” – there is also a link there for PAYPAL if you’d like to make your donation to us right now.
Our guesstimate on the cost of the pyrotechnics (the fireworks themselves) is $15,000.00 It may be a little more than that; we are unsure of the costs until the town gets the bids back and makes a selection.
Also, as pointed out in the prior post as well, the entire show this year is contingent on the town supplying the town services. Where in years prior (all of the last five) The Fund has collected donations to also pay these, the six of us, collectively, decided we would not this year and that it was up to the town to step up.
We expect to be able to reach the $15,000.00 as we have been able to exceed that amount every year. So long as the town does their part, this tradition will continue.
Please consider supporting us online or stopping by with your donation.
If you’d rather make a donation by check please do so at:
Wallingford Fireworks Fund
c/o Jason Zandri
35 Lincoln Drive EXT
Wallingford CT 06492
Thank you for all your past support and for your consideration in 2015