Thanks for financing annual fireworks

To the editor:

On April 30, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce hosted a reverse raffle at the Wellington Eagles as a means of financing the upcoming Fourth of July fireworks celebration. This was a huge success and we owe many thanks to many people.

The Wellington Eagles provided a fantastic dinner and the help from both the Eagles and the Wellington Eagle Riders was overwhelming; likewise a huge thank you to Tim “Big Dog” Granham and the Wellington Party Center and Ayers Ratliff.

Many, many businesses in the area helped this project come to fruition and we would like to thank them as follows: Bread N Brew, Brenda Wolfe, Brother’s Chevrolet, Burger King, Carey Construction, Carol Sipes Harris Tax Service, Dan Gossman Insurance, Dog Track’s Diner, Domino’s Pizza, Dr. Jack Coates, Edward Jones Investments, Elegant Design, E.L Hatton Sales, Farm & Home Hardware, Farmer’s Savings Bank, Findley State Park, First Merit Bank, Fort’s Olde Town Tavern, Forest City Technologies, Geyer’s, Harrison Ford, Jenny Arntz-Orgami Owl, Kari Coates Healing Hands, KIA of Bedford, King Realty, “Mad Bomber” Fireworks, Marsha Coates, Matus Winery, McDonald’s, Murner Law Firm, North Coast Wireless, NN Corp Whirlaway, Patty Echko, Pizza House, Platinum Petal, Poppy’s Popcorn Factory, Salon Image, Sons of American Legion Post 8, Special Effects Printing, Spencer Tire, Sprenger Retirement, Taco Bell, Touch of Glass, Stained Glass Design, Village Market, Wellington Country Inn, Wellington Dental, Wellington Implement, Wellington Mobile Park, Wellington Party Center, Wellington Schools, Wellington Veterinary Clinic, Wellington VFW, and Whirlaway Corp.

We want to thank everyone for attending and spending. Funds raised go directly to the fireworks fund and we hope to see you at the July 3 fireworks display.

Again thank you from the Wellington Chamber of Commerce.

Chairpeople Jack Coates and Laura Braddock