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ENJOY ELYRIA’S GREAT AMERICAN PICNIC & FIREWORKS SHOW IN PICTURES

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Dear Elyrians,

You really out-did yourselves this time!  The can-do spirit of our residents, businesses, and organizations is being featured in the national spotlight this week as USA Today and CNN featured the city’s grassroots efforts to bring back fireworks with philanthropic contributions. And while the story made national news twice, thousands of us spent Wednesday evening celebrating Independence Day early at Elyria’s Salute to America: The Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show at West Park.  The evening featured family games and activities, the bands E’Lete and Yellow Delicious, fantastic foods from local vendors, and a 30-minute star-spangled spectacular fireworks show thanks to Presenting Sponsors United Initiators and Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems with support from 3M Corporation, Bob’s Tire Service, The Chronicle Telegram and many more (go to www.cityofelyria.org to view complete donor list). 

For your  viewing pleasure we are attaching photographs of the many special moments for Elyria children, families and adults.  My most sincere appreciation is extended to the hundreds of people and organizations that helped bring this celebration back to life through their generous contributions and volunteerism – and to the many city employees that worked tirelessly to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all.  This truly is Americana at its best and it makes me so very proud, humbled and honored to be your Mayor. 

In gratitude,

Holly C.
Brinda 

Pictures are below, the actual fireworks are at the end. Enjoy!

Or click on Parks and Recreation Supervisor Frank Gustoff below to view the thumbnails:

Elyria’s 2014 Salute to America: The Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show

 

Here’s the video of Mayor Holly Brinda on CNN discussing the tremendous generosity of the people and businesses of Elyria to successfully return fireworks to our great city:

EVENT: Wed. Dec. 4, 2013 - Mon. Dec. 23, 2013

Holiday at Finwood

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

The Tradition continues!!

The Finwood Estate at 799 North Abbe Road will be decorated for holiday!!! Visit with Santa, have refreshment and enjoy the lights and displays

The Estate will be open daily 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, December 4-23.

A non-perishable canned food donation will be accepted as admission.

Outside lights will remain on until January 5, 2014

Parks and Recreation Online Registration

Posted on August 8, 2016 at 11:37 am

Our new online registration portal is up and running!

Visit the Elyria Parks Online Portal

Thank You to Our Generous Summer Sponsors

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm

THANK YOU GENEROUS DONORS – FOR THE SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER

 

  FIREWORKS…. SUMMER CAMPS… CONCERTS…
MAKE ELYRIA THE CITY OF CHOICE FOR FAMILY FUN

Dear Elyria Residents, Businesses, Organizations, Foundations and Schools,

Thanks to your can-do attitude and generosity, the City of Elyria and its many partners will be hosting an array of free summer events and activities, including but not limited to: Eleven Reach and Rise Discovery Camps for 850 children and youth throughout the summer; an Elyria Salute to America: the Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show on July 2 at West Park; the Super Hero Spectacular Cleveland Pops Orchestra Concert and Fireworks Show on Ely Square on August 30; the annual Summer Lunchtime Concert Series EVERY THURSDAY June 5 – August 14 in Ely Square; and the Fourth Annual “Rockin’ In The Park” concert featuring LaFlavour on Sunday, July 27. Many other recreational activities and events are also available through the Elyria Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office and can be viewed on the city’s website at here.

Over $106,000 in donations is making these summer events and activities possible. All events are FREE and open to the public and represent the City of Elyria’s commitment to return quality of life programming to the City through partnership building and resource development. Please join me in extending a most sincere thank you to all of the individuals and organizations listed below that made donations to make these events and activities possible. All contributions were needed and appreciated. A special thanks is extended to our Presenting Sponsors for the fireworks: Bendix Corporation and United Initiators; BASF as the Presenting Sponsor for the Reach and Rise Discovery Camps, 3M Corporation and 3M Foundation for their support of both the summer camps and the fireworks, Lorain County Solid Waste Management and Republic Services for their support of the summer camps, and Melrose Pyrotechniques for DONATING the smaller second fireworks show!

Again, thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing you at one or all for these wonderful events!

In gratitude,

Holly C. Brinda
Mayor

Independence Day Presenting Sponsors – $5,000

  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

  • United Initiators

 

Stars and Stripes Sponsors – $2,500 – $4,999

  • 3M Corporation
  • Bob’s Tire Service – BTS
  • City of Elyria Employees & Elected Officials

 

Red, White and Blue Sponsors – $1,000 – $2,499

  • First Merit Bank
  • Parsons Insurance Agency (in memory of Mr. Michael J. Lotko, Sr.)
  • Invacare Corporation
  • Psych and Psych Services
  • The Outdoor Option – Dan Reaser & Family
  • University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center
  • Mayor Holly C. Brinda and Greg Brinda
  • The Chronicle Telegram

 

Lady Liberty Sponsors – $500 – $999

  • Sambino’s Pizza
  • Allan Kenard Printing
  • Law Director Scott F. Serazin
  • Dunlap’s Garage, Inc.
  • Eco Tree Services, LLC
  • Talmer Bank and Trust
  • Walter Haverfield LLP Attorneys at Law
  • Ridge Tool Company
  • Res Care
  • A. J. Gallaher – Allen Thorley DeLloyd Insurance
  • Elyria High School Staff & Students

 

Freedom Sponsors – $250 – $499

  • St. Jude School
  • Kiwispoon Frozen Yogurt, Inc.
  • The Gasflux Company
  • Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
  • Smitty’s
  • Buckeye State Welding & Fab., Inc.
  • Coiffures by Francesca, Inc.
  • David J. Hintz, DPM Inc.
  • Elyria Kiwanis Club
  • Elyria Moose #778
  • Elyria Plating Corporation
  • Elyria Retirement Investors, LLC
  • Gregory Trucking
  • Jack Matia Honda
  • OHIOMET
  • Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home
  • RWL Architects, Inc.
  • Anonymous Donor
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
  • The Hoffman Group
  • Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub
  • Squire Sanders
  • Rowland Enterprises
  • Mr. Kevin Fink
  • Mr. William Samek
  • Lorain National Bank
  • Elyria Firefighters Local 474
  • Elyria Manufacturing

 

Tried and True Sponsors – $100 – $249

  • Elyria Little League West
  • NeuroSpinecare, Inc.
  • Old Republic Title
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Mr. Kenneth Stumphauzer
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass & Staff
  • The Robert T. Bowman Trust
  • Williams Brothers Builders, Inc.
  • Mr. Christopher Kushinski
  • SELCCU Care Connections
  • Elyria Municipal Court, The Honorable Gary C. Bennett & Staff
  • Angelina’s Pizza
  • Bost Benefits
  • Pulito & Associates
  • DeLuca’s Place in the Park
  • Elyria Fence
  • Elyria NAACP
  • Hubbard and Hubbard Attorneys
  • J.C. William Tattersall, Esq.
  • Judco, Inc.
  • LCCC Foundation
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Midwest Siding
  • Stewart’s TV & Appliance
  • Twin Lake Homes, L.T.D.
  • Vandemark Jewelers
  • The Honorable David Basinski
  • Ms. Denise Burkey
  • The Honorable Joseph Cirigliano
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Ms. Dorothy Dietsche-Wade
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Mr. Joel Kruszewski
  • Ms. Kimberlee LeMaster
  • Ms. Betty Moody White
  • Ms. Ellen Otis
  • Mr. Sam Ristas
  • Ms. Alice Rym
  • Mr. Jerry Savoy
  • Mr. Bruce Shade
  • Mr. Terry Shilling
  • Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Singer
  • Ms. Jane Stewart
  • Ms. Phyllis Tennant
  • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Haywood
  • Mr. & Mrs. Vic & Lynette Stewart
  • Mr. Greg Worcester
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Dawn Yutzy
  • Mr. & Mrs. Alton & Lillie McNeal
  • Dr. & Mrs. Mark & Jackie Jessie
  • X-Freedom
  • Elyria Service League Inc.
  • Elyria Service Workers AFSCME Local 277
  • Mr. David Holland

 

Patriot Sponsors – $50 – $99

  • Vasu Communications Inc.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Mary Slager
  • Barrett Wellness, LLC
  • Best Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Bobel’s Office Plus
  • Christy Jacobs Insurance
  • FOPA Taft-Kerstetter Memorial Lodge #98
  • Gergely’s Maintenance King
  • J. L. Reichert Inc., Contractors
  • Murphy Bros. Auto Body, Inc.
  • Ohio Screw Products Inc.
  • Richards Earthmoving Inc.
  • Anonymous Donor
  • STAR Inc.
  • Train Station Bar
  • West Ridge Green Manufactured Homes Community
  • Parker Supply, LLC
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gil & Kim Ach
  • Mr. & Mrs. G. Rorick Amos
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Mitzi Baird
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jerry & Pat Bendik
  • Ms. Kathryn Boylan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Forrest & Pat Bullocks
  • Mr. Tom Callahan
  • Ms. Barbara Collins
  • Mr. Tony DeAnna
  • Ms. Amanda Deery
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gary & Priscilla Dickerson
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Helen Dupont
  • Ms. Dawn Emerson
  • Dr. & Mrs. Richard Fogel
  • Ms. Karen Jayne
  • Mr. Barry Keating
  • Mr. George Koury
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tony & Jean LaGrotteria
  • Mr. Michael Lotko
  • Ms. Marcia Machovina
  • Ms. Lila McGinnis
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Donna McGuire
  • Mr. & Mrs. James & Cheryl Piper
  • Mr. & Mrs. Quentin & Mary Ann Nolan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Donald & Marcella Rothgery
  • Mr. & Mrs. Rob & Barb Scheithauer
  • Ms. Janine Sinegar
  • Dr. & Mrs. Robert & Judy Skillicorn
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Tricia Vandemark
  • Mr. & Mrs. Charlie & Chris Wirth
  • Mrs. Barbara Wurster
  • Ms. Lyn Crouse
  • Mr. Ted Altfeld
  • Ms. Bonnie Ivancic
  • Ms. Karyn Johnson
  • Mr. Alan Pugh

 

Friends of the Fireworks Sponsors – $1 – $49

  • Mr. & Mrs. David & Teresa Oakes
  • Ms. Betty Hogan
  • Dempsey Appliance Sales & Service Inc.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Stan & Sandy Wojdyla
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ken & Jan Barnes
  • Ms. Melody Blanco
  • Ms. Roberta Breen
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Glenda Cerra
  • Mr. James P. Fada
  • Ms. Jean Gawllik
  • Mr. Michael Hlebovy
  • Ms. Janice Huntley
  • Ms. Kelly Johnson
  • Mr. Gary Jones
  • Ms. Jan Kleinberg
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jerry & Mary McHugh
  • Mr. Richard Medvetz
  • Ms. Carol Miller
  • Ms. E. Jane Miller
  • Ms. Sandra Nagy
  • Ms. Brigid Nolan
  • Mr. Robert Rieth
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Deborah Spangenberg
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Barbara Taylor
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Betty Troyer
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Cheryl Tully
  • Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Carrie Weese
  • Ms. Patricia Welton
  • Ms. Sue Wise
  • Ms. Ruth Wulfhoop
  • Mr. & Mrs. Brad & Ginny Hawes
  • Mr. Charles Brown
  • Ms. Dorothy Bruck
  • Mr. & Mrs. George & Beth Crossan
  • Mrs. Gloria Currier
  • Mr.& Mrs. Bill Erickson
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Barb Ferrell
  • Mr. Frank Gustoff
  • Ms. Lauretta Hayes
  • Mr. & Mrs. William & Claudette Hill
  • Mr. Samuel F. Jacob
  • Ms. Sue Ely Krueger
  • Ms. Annette McClish
  • Mr. & Mrs. Carl & Charlotte Norris
  • Mr. Barry Pyne
  • Ms. Alyce Reed
  • Mr. Thorle H. Thursh
  • Mr. & Mrs. John & Jean Tierney
  • Mr. Kevin Brubaker
  • R Z Brenner Trust
  • Ms. LaTaunya Conley
  • Ms. Gayle Calkins
  • Mr. Michael Casey
  • Ms. Diane Cutright
  • Mr. Francis Diedrick
  • Ms. Jane Dowdell
  • Ms. Magdalene Elek
  • Mr. Rich Goldworth
  • Mr. Jay Horwedel
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Karen Komar
  • Mr. Terry Korzan
  • Mr. Phil Lahetta
  • Ms. Catherine Pomeroy
  • Mr. & Mrs. Carl & Linda Purdey
  • Ms. Evelyn Riffle
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kennan & Sharon Thome
  • Mr. Keith Baumiller
  • Ms. Carol Billman
  • Ms. Kim Boyson
  • Ms. Jonette Brewer
  • Ms. Angie Byington
  • Ms. Mary Carr
  • Mr. Jeff Coe
  • Ms. Debbie Conner
  • Ms. Nancy Desousa
  • Ms. Carol Drachenberg
  • Ms. Nicole Edwards
  • Mr. John Elliott
  • Mr. John Farrel
  • Ms. Nell Fike
  • Mr. Tim Gallagher
  • Ms. Georgia Brown
  • Ms. Kim Ivancic
  • Mr. Sherman Jones
  • Mr. Kevin Kirsch
  • Ms. Tami Martinak
  • Mr. Gary Mason
  • Ms. Patrice McKinney
  • Ms. Kay Meecha
  • Ms. Ashley Miller
  • Mr. Ted Pileski
  • Ms. Colleen Rosado
  • Ms. Ashley Scott
  • Mr. Keith Sexton
  • Ms. Mary Siwierka
  • Ms. Eleanor Smith
  • Ms. Annette Solet
  • Ms. Laura Studevant
  • Ms. Mary Torres-Cortez
  • Ms. Nicole Tuma
  • Mr. Tim Ujvari
  • Ms. Cynthia Kostalnick
  • Mr. David Welch
  • Ms. Melissa Cagle
  • Mr. Jeff Beckett
  • Mr. Jeffrey Baxter
  • Mr. Joseph Machovina
  • Ms. Carrie Watson
  • Lisa Bowman
  • Dr. Thomas Jama
  • Mr. Alan Pugh
  • Ms. Phyllis Tennant
  • Mr. Keith Brown
  • Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin and Rachel Anderson (on behalf of Firefighter Bob Resar)

 

Donors: Reach and Rise Discovery Camps

Presenting Sponsors (***$10,000, **$7,500, *$5,000)

  • BASF Corporation ***
  • Nord Family Foundation ***
  • BASF Corporation ***
  • Nord Family Foundation ***
  • Lorain County Solid Waste Management District **
  • Republic Services *
  • 3M Elyria (3M Foundation) *

 

Supporting Sponsors ($2,500-$1,000)

  •  K.E. McCartney & Associates, Inc.
  • Environmental Rate Consultants
  • Friends of Cascade
  • Elyria Charities, Inc.

 

Donors: Summer Concert Series

  • Ridge Tool Company
  • Abbewood Senior Living Community
  • Chronicle Telegram
  • EcoTree Services
  • Elyria Eagles #431
  • Elyria Eagles #431 Ladies Auxiliary
  • Gregory Trucking Inc.
  • Midwest R. Mgmt. Co., dba Burger King
  • Murphy Brothers Auto Body
  • School Employees Lorain County Credit Union
  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
  • The GasFlux Company
  • OP Aquatics
  • Stewart’s TV and Appliance
  • Elyria Apple Festival Inc.
  • Sibley, Inc.
  • Wesleyan Senior Living
  • Friends of Cascade

 

Donors: Mainstreet Elyria Flower Baskets

  • Lorain National Bank
  • Dr. Richard Fogel
  • Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Mary Ann Francis
  • New to You Resale
  • Frank Gustoff Family
  • Garden Club of Elyria
  • Elyria Apple Festival
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Mary Bode
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Mitzie Baird
  • Haynes Law Firm
  • Friends of Cascade Park
  • Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will
  • Ms. Beverly Ferguson
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Bev Lieux
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joe & Robin Bolash
  • Elyria Parks & Recreation Board
  • Sibley Inc.
  • Ms. Judi Hudnutt
  • Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Pat Szeliga
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jessie & Joan Villarreal
  • Mayor Holly Brinda
  • Mrs. Lois Ohlemacher
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dan & Patty Bragg
  • Elyria Service League
  • Donald A. Schuster’s Greenhouse

 

Friends of Cascade

City of Elyria Employees

and Officials

Parsons Insurance Agency Mayor Holly C. Brinda

Law Director

Scott F. Serazin

Elyria High School  Staff

& Students

A.J. Gallagher &

Allen Thorley DeLloyd