2010 Donation Report

Date: April 26, 2010

From: Gary Bentrim, Solon Beef Days Committee President

Subject:  Beef Days Press Release

Solon Beef Days Committee is proud to announce this year’s recipients of their annual donations which are requested till February and earmarked each year in March to be given back to the community and surrounding area.  The following organizations and activities were chosen on the merit of their projects as this year’s recipients.


Solon Historical Group (Solon History Books) $3,000
Solon Living Roadways (North Entry Sign way) $3,000
Solon Spotlight (middle school drum set) $2,500
Solon Post Grad Scholarships $2,500
Solon Clock Tower (2K/yr for two years) $2,000
Lake MacBride State Park (Primitive campground upgrades) $1,500
Win with Reading Program (Author Sponsor) $1,000
Solon Legion Memorial   (3rd of 5 year commitment @ 1K/Yr) $1,000
Lake MacBride Fireworks (sponsored by Cottage Reserve) $1,000
Lakeview Playground (Playground Equipment) $1,000
Solon Boy Scouts / Venture Crew (Equipment trailer) $1,000
Solon Econ. Dev. Council $1,000
Music on Main Street $500
Solon Dance Team $500
Project Prom $300
2010 Total $21,800

The Solon Beef Days Committee has donated approximately $342,000 over the past 38 years to local organizations, activities and projects.  “Our charter is to touch as many worthy projects and activities within the community and surrounding area,” said Gary Bentrim, President of Solon Beef Days Committee.  “We look at the number of people we are going to impact along with the betterment of the community”.  “We view our committee as the organizer and catalyst to put on the annual celebration where most of the non-profit organizations within the community that take part in Solon Beef Days have their largest fund raiser.”  “Many, without Beef Days would not have the funding to do all of the great things they are doing.”  “ It’s the one event each year that the whole community can be proud of that funds many of the activities that go on throughout the year.”

This year Solon Beef Days will be celebrating their 39th Anniversary to be held on Friday/Saturday, July 16th & 17th.