Committee seeks donations for Bay Days fireworks

Donations are being solicited to help pay for the Bay Days fireworks celebration.

The Bay Days fireworks display costs $11,000, with the city paying half. The other $5,500 must be raised privately. 

Many Bay Village civic organizations count on the revenues they raise at Bay Days to finance the scholarships they provide, to fund their civic-improvement programs and for other projects. Without the fireworks finale, Bay Days attendance would drop precipitously and so would the funding upon which these organizations rely.

Details can be found at You can find a PayPal button there to donate quickly and easily.

A limited number of tickets for two different raffle prizes are also available to aid the 2016 Bay Days Fireworks Fund. 

The first raffle is for a Cavs package, which includes tickets to 10 select games of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016/2017 season, plus membership in the Wine and Gold United, which confers numerous other benefits outside Cavaliers tickets, such as discounts on Monsters and Gladiators tickets and events. Tickets are in Sec. 227, Row 13, Seats 17 and 18, on the aisle and re-sellable. The winner will also receive a “swag bag” of Cavaliers merchandise.

The second raffle is for an annual membership in the Freedom Boat Club prize. The winner will have unlimited use of a fleet of boats at all club locations, which includes the Rocky River, Sandusky, Catawba and elsewhere. The club takes care of all maintenance costs, except fuel. For details visit

Raffle tickets for both prizes are $25 each or five for $100. They are on sale by calling 216-386-5997 or emailing

The winner of the Freedom Boat Club prize will be drawn on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, so the whole boating season can be enjoyed. The winner of the Cavaliers raffle prize will be drawn July 4 at Bay Days.

The City of Bay Village is offering a line of Bay Village-logoed printwear and other neat items. A new line of ladies hoodie T-shirts and sweatshirts are available for $28. New T-shirts with a compass design are available in both long and short sleeve. The short-sleeve shirts are $15; long sleeve $20. The city also is offering Bay Village-logo wine glasses for $8 each or two for $15; nice tote bags for $15 and car magnets for $3. All are available at city hall during regular business hours and at the “Cahoon in June” antique and craft show in Cahoon Memorial Park on Saturday, June 18.

It would be a shame to let the Bay Days fireworks display fizzle out. Please consider a donation.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 9:52 AM, 05.03.2016