Funds come through for BG fireworks PDF Print E-mail
Written by PETER KUEBECK, Sentinel Staff Writer   
Saturday, 08 June 2013 08:13
File photo. 2012 fireworks. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
The Bowling Green Independence Day fireworks will be returning July 3.
Andy Newlove, of the Chamber of Commerce's Fireworks committee, announced Friday that with over $12,500 in pledges and donations this year, plus a more than $3,000 carryover from 2012 "we do have enough to put on the fireworks this year.
"We had a good month of fundraising in May," he said. As of April, the group had raised just over $3,200.
"We did have a good response to our mailer to the chamber members," he said.
However, the committee is still working to raise money for future fireworks. A community-wide letter is to be sent out, and there will be additional fundraisers.
On June 19, in conjunction with the Farmers Market, Belleville Brothers Meats will have a $2 pork-a-lean cookout, with the proceeds going to the fireworks.
Also, on June 24, Pita Pit on East Wooster will donate 10 percent of its sales that day to the fireworks effort.
The fireworks themselves will commence around 9:45 p.m. at the Bowling Green State University intramural fields. The Community Band will perform at 8 p.m.
In other business, the chamber board:
• Heard that Tim Smith, BGSU's representative to the board and the associate vice president for research and economic development at the university, will be retiring as of July 1 and will no longer serve on the board. A replacement has not yet been named.
• Heard from Tom Moser, assistant vice president for operations at Ag Credit, that 2013 is looking good for farmers. Crops are doing well overall, he said, and machinery sales have been brisk. An acre of land is selling locally for prices between $6,500 and $9,000.
• Canceled its July 5 meeting due to the July 4 holiday.
Last Updated on Saturday, 08 June 2013 08:59

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