By Michael P. Walsh
Special to the Voice
For the second year, Mayor Nancy R. Rossi has rolled out an ad book fundraising campaign to help cover overtime costs for the Savin Rock Fireworks Spectacular, which is set for 9:15 p.m. July 3.
Rossi said the ad book proceeds will specifically pay for police and public works overtime during the annual fireworks display, which is launched off Bradley Point and presented by the Savin Rock Fireworks Committee.
“Your support of this ad book will directly impact the overtime costs that come along with the city holding the fireworks,” Rossi said.
Ad book forms are available in the mayor’s office at City Hall, 355 Main St., or download a form at https://www.cityofwesthaven.com/DocumentCenter/View/1856/2019-Fireworks-Ad-Book-Form-PDF.
Four ad sizes are offered: $45 for a business card, $75 for a quarter page, $100 for a half page and $185 for a full page. Checks are payable to City of West Haven.
Send ads by June 14 to the Office of the Mayor, 355 Main St., West Haven 06516. Or send a business card, letterhead or other information to the mayor’s office, and the office can create an ad. Send PDF files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate sponsorships are also offered: $1,000 for red level, $750 for white level and $500 for blue level. For details, call the mayor’s office at (203) 937-3510.
Rossi said the city will charge both residents and nonresidents for parking on July 3. The fee is $5 for vehicles with a valid beach sticker and $10 for vehicles without a valid beach sticker. All parking proceeds will also support overtime costs, she said.
The fireworks display, billed as “the region’s largest Independence Day fireworks show,” draws an estimated 100,000 people of all ages to the city’s 3.5-mile shoreline each year. The rain date is July 5.
Before the patriotic event, partygoers can shake, rattle and roll to live music at the Savin Rock bandstand from 6:30-9 p.m.