• Rotary Year: 2020-2021
  • Application Date: 6/18/2020
  • Club Name (Primary): Lexington Lunch
  • Club Name 2: Buena Vista
  • Project Name: 4th of July Celebration at Maury River Park
  • Project Total Cost: $10,000.00
  • Grant Amount Requested: $2,500.00
  • Describe the Project, its location and its objectives: 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Maury River Park in Buena Vista Virginia
    Local community celebration. This is not a fundraising event.
  • Expected Start Date: 7/4/2020
  • Expected End Date: 7/4/2020
  • Expected Number of Beneficiaries: 200
  • Describe how the project will benefit the community and/or improve the lives of the less fortunate: Given the COVID pandemic challenges, shutdowns and stresses on the local community, we see this event as means to bring the community together. In Rockbridge County and surrounding areas, events have been cancelled and we continue to see the loss of activities for families to participate in over the summer. The Rotary Clubs saw an opportunity for not only a display of patriotism, however, one of hope and pride as well. Glen Maury Park sits in the middle of Buena Vista which allows individuals to see this display for multiple vantage points and maintain ample social distancing.
  • Expected Total Project Volunteer Hours: 40
  • Describe the Rotarian hands-on activities in the project (i.e. non-financial participation): Advertising, Set-up, organization and take down
  • Describe the publicity plan to inform the general public that this is a Rotary sponsored project: Advertise through local print media, radio and social media..
  • Cooperating Organizations – Please list each cooperating organization, if any: RCLL
    BV Rotary
    Maury River Park
    Bank of James
    Cornerstone Bank
  • Letter(s) of Participation: BVRotary_RCLL_Statement_of_Participation.docx, fireworks_final.pdf, Bank_of_the_James_Invoice.pdf, RCLL_Letter_of_Participation.pdf
  • Project Expenditure Budget – list detail uses of funds for the project, or use the Budget Upload.Total: $10,000
    90% for fireworks display, 10% for planning/logistical costs.

  • Project Funding Budget – list detail sources of funds for the project, or use the Budget UploadBV Rotary Club: $5000
    Bank of the James: $1500
    Cornerstone Bank: $1,000
    Total: $7500
  • Primary Contact Name: Jerry Bogacz
  • Primary Contact Rotary Position: President-Elect RCLL
  • Primary Contact Email: bogacz.jp@gmail.com
  • Primary Contact Phone: 18473224931
  • Financial Contact Name: Ben Worth
  • Financial Contact Rotary Position: Foundation Treasurer
  • Financial Contact Address: 
    P.O Box 48
    Lexington, VA 24450
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  • Financial Contact Email: benjaminjamesworth@gmail.com
  • Financial Contact Phone: 18597979009
  • Project Authorization Form: Collaborative_Grant_Authorization_.pdf
  • Supporting Uploads: Gmail_FW_Fourth_of_July_Fireworks_Donation_update.pdf