Santa Paula Times

Committee Fires Up Fireworks Donations, donations needed for July 4th celebration

January 20, 2010
Santa Paula News

Soon Fourth of July Fireworks Donation Cans will be appearing throughout Santa Paula.

When you see them, try to envision a beautiful summer evening and children’s wide eyes looking at amazing colors and hearing the crackle and sizzle of the fireworks. 

“We’ve got a great committee” says Al Guilin, Chairman. “To date, we’ve raised $4,652.57. We need a deposit of $7,500 by March and the total cost for the fireworks is $15,000. To our committee, it’s more than just one evening. It’s a reinforcement of the values that made it possible for Santa Paula to be selected as a “Preserve America City”. Ginger Gherardi who got the Fireworks ball rolling concurs. “Fireworks at the Fourth of July reflect our community’s shared values. In years past, the City of Santa Paula was able to fund the fireworks, but with budget cuts and layoffs the city just isn’t able to do it now.  We believe that our community wants the fireworks, and we think our citizens and business will step forward to help make this year’s fireworks a reality”. 

The Santa Paula Fire Department Association has pledged $1,000 and other donors  date include Otto Schimmel, Ed Beach, Pam Lindsay, Henry Vega, Ginger Gherardi, Chris Wilson, John Chamberlain, John Freeman, Gary Nasalroad, Reece Cunningham, Guy Cole, Elias Valdes, Al Guilen, Bill Orcutt, Peggy Kelly, Don Tello, Paul Skeels, Bill Linder, Irv Wilde, Peter Wright, Scott Rushing, Sheila Tate, Vince Martinez, Norm Wilkinson, Nils Ruckert, John Procter, Ben Curtis, Michele Johns, John Kulwiec, Andy VanSciver, Jose Desoto, Frank Alvidres, Carl Barringer, Maria Bombara, Ed Geis, Valero of Santa Paula, Alan Teague, Santa Paula Times, Loyal Friends, Santa Paula Optimists, Tony and Elizabeth Caezza, St. Paula Institute YLI, Fred Robinson, Mary Ann Krause and Seebers Pharmacy. 

When you see the donation cans, please consider making a donation. Any amount will help and checks can be made out to the Santa Paula Rotary-Fireworks and mailed to PO Box 809 Santa Paula CA 993061 or dropped off with Maria Bombara at Santa Clara Valley Bank.