Saturday, April 4, 2015

Collecting at the Landfill / Donate by Paypal / Paint Night for Charity

We’ll be collecting at the Landfill TODAY (Saturday 4/4) until noon; if you want to swing by and make a donation that would be great.

March was brutal weather-wise and we have only been able to raise $2,183.20; we need $16,500.00 just the fireworks this year (a 38% increase over the 2014 rate) so we have just eight more weeks to raise the additional $14,316.80.

If you cannot get out there, you can donate via Paypal as well:

If you prefer mailing in a check that can be done via:

Wallingford Fireworks Fund
c/o Jason Zandri
35 Lincoln Drive EXT
Wallingford CT 06492

I also want to take the time now to remind you about the Wallingford's 12 Months of Giving group (Wallingford ChariTree) – they are sponsoring the Wallingford Fireworks Fund in MAY with a Paint Night for Charity and tickets are on sale for that night now. Here are all the additional details on our event:

Paint Night for Charity for the Wallingford Fireworks Fund

Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm Jakes Tavern LLC

179 Center St, Wallingford, Connecticut 06492

Our charity for May is the Wallingford Fireworks Fund. For five years the people of Wallingford have raised tens of thousands of dollars to keep the fireworks show going to celebrate Independence Day.

Read more about the Wallingford Fireworks Fund here:
or visit our blog

Tickets are $45 and are limited to 40 people on a first come, first serve basis.

Tickets can be purchased through Pat Harriman at
Harriman Real Estate, LLC, 116 Center Street, Wallingford.
Cash or make checks payable to Pat Harriman.

Artist Karen Ciocca from Moonflower Studio will teach us how to paint our fireworks over liberty scene.

Please be sure to patronize our generous venue donor Jakes Tavern LLC!

So we hope you will keep thinking about The Fund and making us a consideration over the next two months as we keep our dialog open with Mayor Dickinson. The budget for next year is out. I will be calling his office on Monday to confirm the status of town services overtime and whether or not he and the departments included it for the show. (The Fund paid for these from 2010 – 2014; we are not committing the resources to them this year – this prior blog post has all the details). From there I will move forward on any actions or efforts we need to take.

Top priority (or else it’s all moot) is to raise the $16,500 and that is the focus.

Thank you again for all your past support and anything that you can do continuing forward.

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