What a 4th of July fireworks display! Mark Helterbrand wanted a 30 minute show, he got a 29 minute show. Not bad! The show went off without a hitch and was well timed. Mark and his team including Jared Kasper, Mark’s relatives the Sipes family, and young Michael (we do not know his last name, but he is a very nice 15 year old young man in our neighborhood) put together an awesome show. in fact, thanks to Santanu Das you can see some outstanding shots of the show here http://captureyourmemoriez.com/fireworks. You will really enjoy this surprise. The Jupiter Jump was popular with the kids from 7:00 to the end at 9:30 supervised by Laura Zinter and Brad Hayes. The cleanup crew got started about 6:30 AM and was nearly done by 7:45 AM Saturday. They included Don Tomkalwski, Rick Page and his daughter Gabrielle and Brad Hayes. Roger and Nancy Coulter hosted everyone at their house and coordinated the whole event. And Jared Kasper had the pond area looking beautiful!!
To all of these helpers, a big thank you!!!
WE MADE OUR GOAL
We financially made our goal, and a big thank you for all of our pledges. That is what finally makes this show and neighborhood event possible.
|Omar and Mona Mahmood||$100.00|
|Chris and Christian Stephens||$100.00|
|Roger and Nancy Coulter||$100.00|
|Lee, Ann, Madison, and Mason Murphy||$50.00|
|Manse Angieri and Jeri Townsend||$75.00|
|David and Mary Self||$100.00|
|David and Nancy Crandall||$40.00|
|Jim and Allyn Bigelow||$100.00|
|Michael and Liana Jeffcoat||$100.00|
|David “Jake” Sterk||$50.00|
|Rob and Yesenia Cameron||$75.00|
|Kenneth and Carla Woolridge||$100.00|
|Larry and Ginny Spears||$100.00|
|Brandon and Sharus Berryhill||$75.00|
|Prince and Mary Ramey||$100.00|
|Jim and Pat Madsen||$100.00|
|Ken and Wanda Wolfkil||$50.00|
|Rex and Amy Kemp||$100.00|
|Brad and Jan Hayes||$100.00|
|James and Denise Bell||$50.00|
|Santanu and Dibya Das||$100.00|
|Terry “McSold” McHenry||$250.00|
|Rick and Brenda Paige||$40.00|
|Frank and Stephanie Janowski||$25.00|
|Don and GaryAnn Tomkalski||$50.00|
|Damon and Deborah Green||$100.00|
|Ed and Amber Ewe||$100.00|
|Jeff and Lois Powell||$25.00|
|Greg and Valerie Land||$50.00|
|Garret and Megan Powell||$40.00|
|John and Kelly Huynh||$50.00|
|Amount to go||($85.00)|
Everyone coming together is what makes this big neighborhood event possible. Again, thank you very much for your participation!
WHY WASN’T THE FIRE TRUCK THERE?
In a disappointing decision by the police and fire department, all neighborhood events were canceled for the 4th of July. I went to Firehouse 5 to talk to them about it. Apparently, last year, when a fire call came in, on the way out of the neighborhood, a car was clipped by the fire truck due to tight parking on the street at the event. This was not our neighborhood. Additionally, 4th of July is one of the busiest times for both the police and the fire department. Sometimes they can not make the commitment due to calls. According to the captain, we were scheduled until the morning of 4th of July, and an e-mail was sent out canceling all appearances. Of course, the Fire and Police visiting our event was really missed by all of us. We will approach the city next spring when the home owner associations meet and see if there is a way we can start it again. Having a visit form the police and fire department was really appreciated by all, especially the kids.
Again, a big thank you to everyone for making this another very successful neighborhood event!
Vice President, Estates at Pembrooke Park HOA