Fourth of July thanks

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, and Edward Jones for the wonderful job they did.

That evening we got to watch a fantastic 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 to the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for collecting at the gates and the Boy Scouts for cleaning up.

The fourth was full of activities starting at 11 a.m. Great food from the vendors. Rachel White gave us another beautiful Little Miss Firecracker competition and our new Little Miss Firecracker for 2016 is Taylor Standen, congratulations! We had terrific music by both the Wannabes and the Rock Island Band and along with that a huge thank you to Wellington Music, Steve, and Steve Jr., they provided us with terrific sound and sound systems.

Al Leiby and “It’s Show Time” brought together a fine cruise-in, what a show! Many thanks!

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

Another fantastic parade was coordinated by Dr. Glor this year and the Chamber volunteers. Our thanks for Ava Zietlow who started the parade off with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” beautiful job!

A huge thanks to the vast number of parade participants.

The Wellington VFW sponsored Robert E. with his wonderful balloon animals.

A special thanks to Special Effects, the Wellington Eagles, and the Wellington village workers as well as all of our Chamber of Commerce volunteers who put in so much time to make this a special event.

Thank you again and we’ll see everyone next year!

Jack Coates

Fourth of July Coordinator