July 23, 2015, 6:00 a.m. Updated: 17 September 2015, 2:30 p.m.
To the editor:
Thanks to the patriotism and generosity of local businesses and residents of Bonner Springs and surrounding areas, this year’s 15th Bonner Blast was a great 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: Bonner Springs City Council and the city of Bonner Springs; Union Bank & Trust; Bonner Springs Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 65; Wagner Auto Body & Sales; Kobie’s Club & Deli; Tiner Construction and Rentals; Dairy Queen,; Inter-State Federal Savings & Loan; Harrington Funeral Home and Floral Shop; John and Connie Harrington; Midwest Motors; Miller Tax Service; Dave Pierce, American Family Insurance; Bonner Springs Historic Preservation Society; Bonner Springs Price Chopper; Jane Casey, Casey Accounting; Cliff Gallagher’s Coffee Buddies; Custom Welding and Fabrication; Debe Birzer, DJGB Insurance Agency; DeGoler Pharmacy; Dr. Jeff Elmer; Gerber Moving and Storage; Grand Slam Liquor; Jack Knight; Jamz Bar and Grill; KCB Bank; Luke Heating and Air Conditioning; Jeannine Gallagher, Mary Kay Cosmetics; Midwest Bus Sales; Red Fortune Restaurant; Papa Bob’s Bar-B-Que; Wally’s Body Shop; Bonnser Springs Busines and Professional Women; Eric Freeman; City Council members George Cooper, Joe Peterson, Mark Kipp, Mike Thompson, Bob Reeves and Rodger Shannon; John Williamson, DDS; Connie Steele, Mane Design; Perry & Trent; Sandra Swedo, in memory of Charles Swedo, Jr.; Jill Creason, Story Hair Salon; Valley Feed & Supply; Dr. and Mrs. Ted Stolfus; Body Works Massage Therapy; Dusil Insurance Agency; Mike Holloway, American Family Insurance; Gregory Darnell, Farmers Insurance Agency; Suzanne Hern, Mona Lisa Fine Arts Studio; Moon Marble Co.; Nationwide Discount Printing; and Rick Moulin Insurance Agency.
Thank you to Sandy Swedo and the late Charlie Swedo for starting this long-standing Bonner tradition. The volume of support provided is a clear indication of the deep pride and community spirit that thrives in Bonner Springs. Please remember to shop Bonner Springs and especially the above sponsors. A very special thank you to Vicki Kobiala-Freeman, Debe Birzer, Jeannine Gallagher, Joy Tiner, Nancy Landers, Suzanne Hern, Jordan Mackey and Bob Firth for their extraordinary fundraising efforts.
Thank you, and let freedom ring!
DBI board members
Originally published at: http://www.bonnersprings.com/news/2015/jul/23/letter-blast-show-community-pride/