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Monday, January 24, 2011

Kick off of the Wallingford Fireworks Fund fundraising efforts

I wanted to drop this note to everyone to express my personal thanks for your support in 2010 and your generous donations towards the 2010 Wallingford fireworks show.

Those efforts last year have allowed us to fully organize into the Wallingford Fireworks Fund which is now a recognized 501 (C) (3) organization as designated by the IRS. Our Tax ID number is 27-2576599 (retroactive back to May 10, 2010).

As I am sure you're aware, the fireworks show is going to continue to go forward unfunded by the town of Wallingford. As such, we are again going to ramp up efforts to collect donations from residents and businesses for this year's event so that the show might continue to go on.

Our advertising rates for our 2011 program guide along with the rates for formal sponsorship of the 2011 event at varying levels are available online.

The 2011 Sponsor Book will be handed out at ALL fundraising events (after first printing, on or about March 15th), this includes the annual dinner fundraiser, the March Madness collections (which continue through April) and any other events we'll be having until the July 4th fireworks show. (If there are still copies remaining for Celebrate Wallingford 2011 we'll hand them out there as well).

As of today we formally have three major fundraising events planned and a possibility for two others.

On Friday March 18th we are holding the Wallingford Fireworks Dinner Fundraiser at the Stillwood Inn.

On Saturday April 2nd we are holding a family movie fundraising event at the Holiday Cinemas

On Friday May 6th we are holding the Wallingford Fireworks Concert Fundraiser at the Stillwood Inn (tentatively scheduled to play - Bluzberry Pi and 42nd Street; we are also trying to schedule a 3rd group).

We are hopeful for any support we might receive for 2011. If you have any capacity and / or desire to continue to help us with the efforts in keeping this grand Wallingford family tradition alive please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

If you wish to donate, you can drop a note to us with your donation or head to our website at and donate via PayPal directly to us all right online.

Thank you again for your past support and our ongoing efforts.

Jason Zandri
President – Wallingford Fireworks Fund

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