Committee forming to build Bay community fireworks fund

Your ideas and your help are needed to raise funds for the Bay Village Independence Day Fireworks.

All are invited to join the committee that is forming to keep the fireworks in Bay Village. Tony Dostal, George MacDonald, Charles Kennedy and Dwight Clark are heading up the community fireworks committee.

The committee wants to keep the tradition going in Bay for all to enjoy. People come from all of the surrounding cities to attend Bay Days and to enjoy the fireworks.

To this end, a special fund has been created in the Village Foundation so that contributions can be accepted throughout the year. Anyone interested in serving on the committee is asked to email Dwight Clark at

To get the fund started, an anonymous donor offered two generous donations of $11,000 that paid for the fireworks each of the last two years. Those funds were managed by the Village Foundation. To date, $3,400 has been raised towards 2014 fireworks. Contributions have been made by several residents as individual contributions. The Village Foundation, Kiwanis, VFW and League of Women Voters have also contributed.  

The goal is to raise the additional $8,600 needed before March 15, 2014, in time for the city to order the materials. Tax-deductible contributions may be made to: Community Fireworks Fund, The Village Foundation, P.O. Box 40122, Bay Village, OH, 44140.

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Volume 5, Issue 23, Posted 10:09 AM, 11.12.2013