Building a Better Community
Bay-Rama, Inc. is an organization that exists to raise money to donate back to our community. We are able to do that by putting together our annual Fishfly Festival. The profits from the festival have enabled us to give wonderful things back to New Baltimore and its residents.
A new project is coming soon! Stay tuned.
We are very proud of our accomplishments and here is a list of our most known ones:
Every year our Miss Bay-Rama and her court members receive scholarships, we also award two scholarships to Anchor Bay High School graduates,
which totals over $85,000 donated since the start of those programs.
The Annual New Baltimore Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and cocoa with Santa is an event Bay-Rama has put on for over 38 years, a tradition we plan to carry on for many more.
Bay-Rama has donated the land on which the current beach and playscape are located in Walter & Mary Burke Park, as well as donations to build the restrooms at the park picnic tables and steel seawall possible.
Bay-Rama purchased, developed, and donated Festival Park to the city. This Park is a 31-acre multiple picnic area, parking site that has
two full soccer fields, four baseball diamonds, a practice field, and a 1-mile walking path. In 2016 we donated four sets of bleachers for the baseball diamonds.
We are excited to announce that the DTE Energy Foundation has awarded The Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival with a $5000 Grant to use toward community improvement.
In 2018, we installed a $100,000 playscape into Festival Park, a much-needed addition for the community.
In 2021, we donated $10,000 towards a new playscape in Burke Park.