What a wonderful Fourth of July

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 as 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. And our new Little Miss Firecracker for 2017 is Kirsten Juchnik. Congratulations! We had terrific music by both the Rock Island Band and Pan Head and along with that a huge thank you to Wellington Music, Steve and Steve Jr., who 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 coordinated by Virginia Haynes this year and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce volunteers.

Our thanks for Ava Rowland, who started the parade off with “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Beautiful job! A huge thanks to the vast number of parade participants and our parade marshals, Wellington Eagles Aerie 2051, celebrating 100 years of service to our community.

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 you next year!

Jack Coates

Fourth of July Coordinator