What a great Independence Day!

To the editor:

Well another great July 4 celebration has come and gone!

The Wellington Main Street group started things off with a fantastic ice cream social and concert with the Patriots Symphonic Band in the park. Our sincere thanks to Main Street, Village Market, Velvet Ice Cream, and Edward Jones for the wonderful job they did.

That evening we got to watch a gala fireworks display put on by Mad Bomber Fireworks at the Lorain County Fairgrounds. Thank you to the fair board and the many folks who fund this through contributions and the reverse raffle at the Eagles as well as the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for collections.

The Fourth was full of activities starting at 11 a.m. Great food from the vendors. The cheerleaders brought back the dunking tank. Judy Rollins and Rachel White brought back our Little Miss Firecracker competition; thank you ladies. And our new Little Miss Firecracker is Aylah Leiby. Congratulations!

Joe Bockmore and Inner Circle Fitness gave us a great corn hole/fitness competition. Unusual and great!

Terrific music by the Wannabes and Jacob Frish. Robin Diedrick did a great job singing.

A huge thank you to Wellington Music, Steve, and Steve Jr., who provided us with terrific sound systems.

Al Leiby brought together a fine cruise-in. What a show! Many thanks!

As always, the Calvin Woods family provided us with great games.

We also had another fantastic parade from Virginia Haynes and her Chamber volunteers.

A special thanks to Special Effects, Wellington Eagles, Tim Graham, the village workers, and the Wellington Enterprise for all the help in this endeavor.

Jack Coates

Fourth of July Coordinator