Sponsors step up to support Bay Days fireworks
The fireworks show we enjoy at Bay Days every year is only partially paid for by the city; it is up to a dedicated group of volunteers to raise the matching funds, or there will be no fireworks on the Fourth of July, and Bay Days would be a dud.
We owe a special thanks this year to Sunnyside Auto Group and RPM International.
For years, Sunnyside has been the primary corporate sponsor of the Bay Days fireworks display. Based in Middleburg Heights, Sunnyside operates dealerships for Audi, Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Toyota.
Stepping up this year to make sure Bay Days has fireworks is RPM International. RPM is a Medina-based multinational company with subsidiaries that manufacture and market high-performance specialty coatings, sealants and building materials.
The president of Sunnyside and the chairman and CEO of RPM International both live in Bay Village.
"It is through the benevolence of Sunnyside Auto and RPM International that we will enjoy fireworks this year at Bay Days," said Eric Eakin, chairperson of the fundraising group. "I cannot thank these two organizations enough. They both realize the importance of the fireworks display to the success of Bay Days, where many civic organizations raise money for scholarships and general operating expenses. They both deserve our business, and continued support."