LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We want to thank, recognize our sponsors

The Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac are so pleased we were able to host the firework event this year providing some much-needed normalcy. Our group was very passionate about continuing to plan for the fireworks, even when we were not sure executive orders would ultimately allow them.

Although we were the group that planned them, the fireworks themselves could not have happened without approval from the city council, support from Dowagiac public safety departments, and neighboring fire departments. In the current state of economic uncertainty, we also had nearly 40 donors supporting the fireworks before Friday night.

Spectators who attended were very understanding that we could not sell glowsticks and still gave generously. Those donations will continue to go toward future firework shows.  Thank you to everyone who attended, and thank you for staying safe and being socially distanced during the show.

We recognize and thank our many sponsors:

Grand Finale Sponsors ($500 and above): Dr. Mathews Family, Honor Credit Union, Janel Industries, Jim D’s Body Shop, Wolverine Mutual Insurance Company, Don and Joan Lyons, Joseph and Laura Odenwald.

Rocket Sponsors ($250 and above): Eckman Chiropractic Clinic, Dowagiac Area Federal Credit Union, Ausra Equipment, Terry and Lisa Groth, Hannapel Home Center.

Firecracker Sponsors ($100 and above): Dave and Cathy Butts, Nick Fryman Construction, David Krueger’s Company, F&V Operations and Resource Management, Fryman’s Recycling #1, Imperial Furniture, Krook Container, Mahar Insurance, Rohdy’s Heating & Cooling, Gary Bailey, Bakeman Barbers, Britt’s Beauty Boutique, Bonnie Latourette, Leon and Shirley Laylin, Kim MacGregor, Art and Carol Springsteen, John and Katie Carrier, Arnt Asphalt.

Sparkler Sponsors ($50 and above): Roberta Woodruff, Blue Print Photography, Polly Judd.

Red, White and Blue Sponsors ($25 and above): Christine Scelzo and Ray Klomes Family.

Special thanks to our in-kind donor, Creative Vinyl Signs, Inc.

Becky Grabemeyer

Chair, Young Professionals

of Greater Dowagiac

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