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Thank You to Our Generous Summer Sponsors!

Dear Elyria Residents, Businesses, Organizations, Schools & Foundations:

Working together, we did it again! Thanks to the generosity of many, the City of Elyria will be sponsoring a host of fun, family-friendly activities this summer including fireworks, free camps, concerts and safety town. Hundreds of individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations stepped forward and donated over $100,000 to keep many important quality of life traditions going in Elyria. I am so very proud to live in a city where everyone pulls together for the greater good to create opportunities for all of us to share.

Given the city’s tight budget, these activities could not have happened without your support. And please know, every donation was needed and appreciated – whether it was $1 or $10,000.   I am proud to display our full roster of donor participants. Please read through the names and when you see a person or organization on the list you know, join me in thanking them for helping to better the lives of children, families and everyone in our community.

Please check out the full schedule of activities and events on the city’s website at and mark your calendars!   The second annual Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show will take place July 1, with a rain date of July 2, at West Park. The City of Elyria and its partners will offer 10 FREE Reach and Rise Discovery Camps between June 15 and August 14. Every Thursday from June 4 through August 13 from 11:30am – 1:00pm the Elyria Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor lunchtime summer concerts in the Ely Square Gazebo. LaFlavour’s 5th Year Anniversary Concert will take place July 26 from 6:00-8:00pm and features tunes from the 50’s, 60’s, the Disco era and more!   The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will return to Ely Square Saturday evening September 5, with a rain date of Sunday, September 6. The concert begins at 7:00pm. And, four sessions of Safety Town are available free to boys and girls entering kindergarten Monday through Thursday from 9:00-11:30am mid-June through Mid-July.

As you can see, there is much to do. Thank you again for your generosity and support. Because of the kindness of many, Elyria truly is the city of choice for family fun. Best wishes for a wonderful summer!





Community Reinvestment Donors

$10,000 or above

BENDIX Commercial Vehicle Systems
Nordson Corporation Foundation*
*Pending Foundation Approval

$5000 – $9,999

3M Corporation & 3M Foundation
Republic Services
Elyria Charities

$2,500 – $1,000

Bob’s Tire Service
Lorain National Bank
K.E. McCartney
Environmental Rate Consultants
I-90 Nissan
Friends of Cascade
University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center
The Chronicle Telegram

$999 – $500

Elyria Plastics
Dunlap’s Garage
Ridge Tool Company
Eco Tree Services
American Legion Post 12
Maude Andre de la Porte
Mayor Holly Brinda
John Gaydosh
KS Associates
Gregory Trucking
Psych & Psych

$499 – $1

St. Jude Students, Student Council, and Staff
Mr. Jeffrey B. Ohlemacher
School Employees Lorain County Credit Union
Elyria Plating Corp.
Psych & Psych Services
R.W. Beckett Corp.
Elyria Education Association
Hampton Inn & Suites
The Hoffman Group
Mr. Roger McFrederick
Mr. Sam Ristas
Mr. & Mrs. Alton McNeal
Mr. Ralph B. White
Northcutt Trucking, Inc.
David J. Hintz, DPM, Inc.
Allan Kenard Printing, Inc.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Walter & Haverfield LLP
Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Best Equipment Company, Inc.
Valley of the Eagles
Wolfey’s Bistro & Pub
Ohio Screw Products Employees
Fraternal Order of Police
Mr. & Mrs. Dale & MaryLou Yost
Ms. Ellen R. Otis
Mr. & Mrs. John & Wendy Beckett
Eagles Club Auxiliary
Murphy Bros. Auto Body, Inc.
Williams Brothers Builders
Vandemark Jewelers
Apple Festival Committee
Beckett Air Inc.
Cleveland Clinic Chestnut Commons
Dicken Funeral Home
Eagles Club
United Polish Club Auxiliary
Star Inc.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Buckeye State Welding & Fabricating, Inc.
Ohio Family Realty
Hubbard & Hubbard Attorneys
O.P. Aquatics
Lifecare Ambulance
Dale’s Market & Deli
Mrs. Clifford Singer
Ms. Dorothy Dietsche-Wade
Ms. Denise Burkey
Judge Joseph Cirigliano
Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Jackie LaGrotteria
Judge & Mrs. David & Ellen Basinski
Ms. Phyllis Tennant
Mr. Neal Hubbard
Ms. Jane Stewart
Judge John Miraldi
Ms. Deanna Juhasz
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry & Maggie Savoy
Mr. Terry Shilling
Ms. Betty Moody-White
Mr. Rich Laneve
Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Sandra Reith
Mr. George Koury
Ms. Lila McGinnis
Ms. Barbara Wurster
Ms. Jean Gawlik
Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert & Kim Ach
Mr. & Mrs. Quentin & Mary Ann Nolan
Mr. Barry Keating
Mr. Don Rothgery
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn & Maureen Bayless
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Scipione
Barrett Wellness
Vasu Communication
J.L. Reichert, Inc.
The Gasflux Company
West Ridge Green MHC
Lorain County Auditor’s Office
Columbian Club of Elyria 774
Schroeder’s Service Station, Inc.
Korean War Veterans
Parker Supply
Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Mitzi Baird
Mr. & Mrs. Brad & Ginny Hawes
Mr. & Mrs. Joe & Jean LaGrotteria, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. David & Betty Holland
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry & Pat Bendik
Mrs. Carol Lakocy
Ms. Brenda K. Davis
Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Helen Dupont
Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Jackie Jessie
Mr. & Mrs. Dave & Michele Wilbert
Ms. Brigid Nolan
Ms. Karen S. Jayne
Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Betty Troyer
Mr. & Mrs. Charles & Christine Wirth
Mr. Tom Callahan
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey & Lisa Bowman
Mr. & Mrs. Carol & Dan Billman
Mr. John Farrell
Mr. & Mrs. Bob and Colleen Slager
Mr. & Mrs. Gary & Priscilla Dickerson
Mr. Dan Richards – Richards Earthmoving
Mr. Phillip Lahetta
Mr. & Mrs. David & Teresa Oakes
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Debbie Spangenberg
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas & Kelly Jama
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin & Carol Haywood
Ms. Beverly Ferguson
Mrs. Magdalene Elek
Ms. Betty Hogan
Mr. & Mrs. Tim & Kathy Boylan
Mr. Charles Brown
Ms. Mary Greer
Mr. & Mrs. Earl & Janis Jolley
Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Gloria Erickson
Mr. & Mrs. William & Claudette Hill
Mr. Ken Carney
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sharrock
Ms. E. Jane Miller
Mrs. Kathryn Orantek
Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Dee Wilson
Mrs. Dorothy Bruck
Ms. Claudia Heginbotham
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Zahniser
Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Barb Ferrell
Mr. & Mrs. William & Elaine Miller
Mr. & Mrs. Nick & Pam Hanson
Mr. & Mrs. Donald & Alyce Reed
Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Ruth Wulfhoop
Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Jan Rusnak
Mr. & Mrs. Sherman & Hennade Jones
Mr. & Mrs. George & Beth Crossan
Robert J. Repas, LTD.
Ms. Janet Greuser
Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Glenda Cerra
Mr. & Mrs. George & Barbara Ashley
Ms. Roberta Breen
Mr. & Mrs. Gary & Sharon Jones
Mr. & Mrs. Carmen & Susan Muoio
Mrs. Warren Powelson
Ms. Carol McCartney
Mr. & Mrs. Kennan & Sharon Thome
Mrs. Gail Darmstadt
Mr. & Mrs. Patricia & Commer McGowan
In Memory of Nicholas & Helen Resar
Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Libby Warden
Mr. Jerry Harness
Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Phyllis Rokasy
Ms. Sue Wise
Mr. Bill Machovina
Mr. & Mrs. Ken & Janet Barnes
Mr. & Mrs. David & June Elwell
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence & Jeanne Frey
Mr. & Mrs. Donald & Rita Gregory
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry & Melissa Capasso
Ms. Jan Kleinberg
Mr. & Mrs. James & Cheryl Piper
Mr. & Mrs. Jim & Pat Fada
Mrs. Judy Nedwick
Ms. Barbara Denis
Ms. Catherine Pomeroy
Ms. Sue Ely Krueger
Elyria NAACP
Ms. Diane Cutright
Mr. Tim Gallagher & Family
Ms. Sandra Nagy
Mrs. Gloria Currier
Dr. LaTaunya Conley
Mr. Ray Brenner
Mr. Michael Shestag
Ms. Melissa Cagle
Ms. Jennifer Smith
Mr. James Armstrong
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery & Dawn Yutzy
Ms. Margaret Seguin
Chris Kushinski
Ms. Heather Sorg
Ms. Kelly Johnson
Ms. Debbie Conner
Mr. & Mrs. James & Florence Muller
Mr. & Mrs. Carl & Charlotte Norris
Ms. Melody Blanco
Mr. & Mrs. Carl & Linda Purdey
Elyria Dry Cleaners
The Tierney Family
Elyria Eagles #431
Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Diana Hlebovy
Elyria Fence, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Forrest & Gloria Bullocks
Ms. Kathryn Karpus – FOPA Taft-Kerstetter Memorial Lodge #98
Mr. & Mrs. Stan & Sandy Wojdyla
Elyria Firefighters Local #474
Twin Lakes Homes
Mr. Robert T. Bowman
Ms. Evelyn Riffe
Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Janice Haywood
Judco Truck Equipment
Mr. Joel Krusz
Gergely’s Maintenance King
Raymond & Alice Shilling Trust
Elyria Public Library
Main Street Elyria Flower Basket Sponsors 2015
Jack & Mitzi Baird
Dan & Patty Bragg
Bobbie Breen New To You Resale
Mayor Holly Brinda
Judge Gary C. Bennett
Jeff & Lisa Bowman
Scott & Linda Borthwick
Dr. Richard L. Fogel – Richard L. Fogel Dds., Ms
Elyria Apple Festival
Elyria Service League
Gayle De La Porte – Gateway Industrial Products, Inc
Steve & Mary Ann Francis
Dennis & Sandy Gidich
Friends of Cascade Park
Barb & Kris Hodgson
Kevin J. Hyatt, D.D.S. – Elyria Dental Arts
Mark & Jackie Jessie
Judge Lisa Locke-Graves
R.D. Marquardt, Inc. – Romeo’s Pizza
Roger & Janice Mc Frederick
Dr. Peter & Claudette Mealwitz
Lois A. Ohlemacher
Sibley, Inc.
Paul Zielazienski – South Shore Electric
Bob & Pat Szeliga
Schusters Garden Center
Ms. Alice Rym
Mr. & Mrs. Gary & Jan Huntley
Mr. & Mrs. Louis & Bethann Calabrese
Ms. Linda Bokor

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