2010-06-26 / Editorials & Letters

It’s down to the wire for BLASST

Editor:

WooHoo, just one letter to go! But this letter is full of information so read on!

The fireworks are set for 10 p.m. on FRIDAY, JULY 2. Please spread the word. WKNO Kool Classics 101.7 will once again provide the simulcast during the show. If you have not tuned in before, you should! I believe you will be greatly surprised by the wonderful job Tom and his staff does in arranging our music.

As you start to put out the flags and decorations, and prepare the menu for your guests, family and friends, don’t even think about resourcing with Paula Dean…check out the Red Neck Women and their cookbook! Its $10 and it’s called “Party Time at the Lake”. What a great selection of recipes. If you don’t have a copy yet, you can get one at the Island House, Buckeye Lake Place or from any one of the Redneck women. The Redneck Women have already presented a check to BLASST for $552.05 from cookbook sales so far this year. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to BLASST. Thank you, to each of you Redneck women for your hard playing!

Our T-Shirts are selling out, don’t wait!! For those who have not purchased a t-shirt in the past, it’s our fundraising effort that commemorates each year of the BLASST. Our sales outlets are: Buckeye Lake Place - (740-605-8924), Buckeye Lake Marina - (740-467-2697), The Pizza Cottage - (740-928-1144), Millersport General Store - (740-467-0174), and The Beachcomber - (740-467-2272) Catfish Charlie’s (740- 928-7174), and now Gatsby’s Bar & Grill in Gahanna. YES, you read that correctly! The very kind owner, Doug Vance called and asked to help sell our t-shirts at his Bar and Grill. So for all the Columbus folks, you can make a stop in Gahanna for a T-shirt as well!

Buckeye Lake Place and Buckeye Lake Marina carry youth sizes. Quantities are limited. Next Wednesday (June 30) all the remaining stock will be moved to Buckeye Lake Place located across from the Pizza Cottage. By consolidating our declining inventory, last minute shoppers will be able to quickly find out if we still have the size they want. Once again, don’t wait until the last minute and risk disappointment.

As you prepare for your party, don’t forget about the “lighting of the lake.” Part of the wonderful tradition at Buckeye Lake is illuminating the lakefront. Flares may be purchased at the Buckeye Lake Hardware - 740-928-4700, Millersport Hardware - 740-467-2500 and Buckeye Lake Place - 740-605-8924. It might be a good idea to call ahead and order the quantity you need to cover your lakefront property.

READ CAREFULLY........this is all new! We are requesting photos, all kinds of photos. We want to see your fireworks photos, party photos, patriotic Buckeye Lake photos. Let your friends and family know, we are going to post them on our website. Look for more information next week, but plan today!

Ok…last but not least; the donation letters are out and contributions are trickling in. We apologize for getting letters out later than normal. We are well behind our goal and need your help! This is your community and your show; your donations are the only way we can keep it going. Every donation, any size is appreciated. Please make your checks payable to BLASST and mail them to 13284 West Bank Dr., Millersport, OH 43046. The success of this show depends on you and your contribution.
Marnita Swickard
BLASST co-chair

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