Letter: 14th Blast a success
To the editor:
Thanks to the patriotism and generosity of local businesses and residents of Bonner Springs, this year’s 14th Bonner Blast was a success. The turnout of thousands of spectators for the display was fantastic, bringing residents and visitors together to celebrate our great nation’s freedom and independence.
Downtown Bonner Inc. would like to recognize and thank the following generous sponsors: the Bonner Springs City Council, Council members Eric Freeman, Racheal Haas, Jack Knight, Joe Peterson, and Rodger Shannon and the city of Bonner Springs; Bonner Springs Tourism Committee, Grand Slam Liquor, Union Bank & Trust, Kobi’s Club & Deli, Atmos Energy Corporation, Bonner Springs Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 65, Dairy Queen, Harrington Funeral Home and Floral Shop, John and Connie Harrington, Wagner Auto Body & Sales, Midwest Motors, Mutual Savings Association, American Family Insurance – Dave Pierce, Berning Tire, Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Bonner Springs Historic Preservation Society, Bonner Springs Price Chopper, Casey Accounting – Jane Casey, Custom Welding & Fabrication, DJGB Insurance Agency – Debe Birzer, DeGoler Pharmacy, Gerber Moving and Storage, Hometown Thriftway, Inter-State Federal Savings & Loan, Cox & Neal Investments, K&E Investments, KCB Bank, Luke Heating and Air Conditioning, Midwest Bus Sales, Miller Tax Service, Predator Pest Control, Red Fortune Restaurant, Sandra Swedo, Tiner Construction and Rentals, Wood Retail Liquor, Wyandotte County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 40, Jamz Bar & Grill, 21st Century Solutions – Bruce Graham, Body Works Massage Therapy, Bonner Springs Business and Professional Women, Cottonwood Campgrounds – Margaret Vestal, Dr. and Mrs. Ted Stolfus, Farmers Insurance Agent Gregory Darnel, Jim Yoakum, Jeannine Gallagher, Merle and Donna Schneck, Papa Bob’s Bar-B-Que, Plumber Time – Ken Crosby, Twisters Grill & Bar, Valley Feed & Supply, VFW Post No. 6401, John Williamson DDS, Mane Design – Connie Steele, American Family Insurance – Mike Holloway, Cliff Gallagher’s Coffee Buddies, Dusil Insurance Agency, Moon Marble, Nationwide Discount Printing and Vesta Lee Lumber.
Despite the continuing tough economic conditions, this volume of support is a clear indication of the deep pride and community spirit that thrives in Bonner Springs. Thanks to the support of the Bonner Springs City Council and local providers, we hope to continue this show of patriotism in our beautiful hometown. A very special thank you to Vicki Kobialka-Freeman, Debe Birzer, Jeannine Gallagher, Christy Tiner, Nancy Landers, Jarred Harrington and Bob Firth for their extraordinary fundraising efforts.
Thank you and let freedom ring.
Bob Firth and DBI Board Members