ELYRIA – Last year, the city had no fireworks displays to wow residents.
This year, there will be two.
The campaign to privately raise the funds has been so successful Mayor Holly Brinda announced two shows will be held this summer – July 2 in West Park in observance of the Fourth of July and Aug. 30 in Ely Square to end the annual Cleveland Pops Orchestra Concert with a bang.
“It is clear given the magnitude of this very generous philanthropic response to the city’s request to support activities that members of our community are working very hard to make Elyria the chosen place again to live, work, play and raise our families,” Brinda said. “I am so very proud to live in a city where our citizens, businesses and organizations pull together for the greater good to create opportunities for all of us to share.”
The fireworks fundraising goal of $45,000 was met and slightly exceeded at $46,401.75. City employees, officials and unions contributed more than $3,000. Brinda gave $1,000.
Presenting event sponsors include Bendix Corporation, United Initiators, 3M Corporation, Bob’s Tire Service, Parsons Insurance, Invacare Corporation, The Outdoor Option, University Hospital Elyria Medical Center, Psych and Pysch Services, Sambinos Pizza, Allan Kennard Printing, Eco Tree Services, Dunlap’s Garage, Talmer Bank and Trust, Citizens for Serazin, Elyria High School Staff and Students, A.J. Gallagher, Allen Thorley DeLloyd Insurance, Ridge Tool and Walter Haverfield LLP Attorneys at Law.
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