Archive for Thursday, May 27, 2004

Letter to the editor

May 27, 2004

To the editor:

Once again, CFBC (Citizens for Baldwin City) is getting ready for the annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display. And once again, you have the unique opportunity to help the Baldwin City community come together and celebrate this important day together. CFBC sincerely believes the Independence Day Celebration is a tradition that will continue to unite the Baldwin City community for years to come but we need the help of everyone to stage this event.

As we prepare to organize this year's event, as always, we are asking for monetary donations to help with pyrotechnics classes, licensing, insurance and the fireworks themselves. And this year your donation is especially important as the faltering economy has hurt many of our fundraising efforts. Please think about the importance of this event to our community when you make your donation. We also encourage all clubs and organizations to participate by setting up booths. Some suggestions include a dunk tank, snow cones, baked goods, caramel apples, homemade ice cream and carnival games (darts, etc.). If you feel your group doesn't have enough time or enough members for a booth, we can always use help with all phases of this event.

We truly want this to be a community event. Without your help, it is becoming increasingly difficult to make this project a reality. Last year's display was bigger and better than the previous year, and we would like to continue to make it so in the future.

This is a great fundraising opportunity for all clubs and organizations in the city. Last year's attendance was estimated at around 1000 people.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Contributions can be mailed to CFBC, PO Box 963, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

Nancy Walker

President CFBC

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