Short on volunteers, not on fun

To the editor:

Regardless if it was your 17th or first Cheese Heritage Festival, we appreciate everyone who came to Wellington to have some “cheesy” fun. We were short about 60 volunteer shifts but everyone made it work. It would not have been possible without volunteers and the following people really helped the event run smoothly: Melissa and Tom Gregan, Joan Colleran, Harold Sumpter, Patti Young, Christina Jordan, Andy Arntz, Allison Zander, plus Rita Rollin, Eva Johnston, and Mike and Scott Hazlett, who lead our food booth operation.

Our sponsors also contribute to our success: TM Plumbing with Terry and Trenton Lyon, Farmers Savings Bank, Querin Apartments, Larry and Janice Querin, NN Autocam Precision Components Group, Wellington Implement, Allstate Insurance, Cutco, Schlather Insurance, Wellington Dental, Trent Insurance Group/Nationwide, Mercy, The Salvation Army, THRIVE! Southern Lorain County, The Child Garden, Beriswill Insurance, Lorain County Community College, Bread N Brew, East of Chicago, Wellington Veterinary Clinic, The Platinum Petal, Special Effects Printing, Village Market, Wellington Eagles, village of Wellington, Wellington Indoor Comfort, Wellington Road Races, Laura Wilmoth Photography, The Wellington Enterprise, Vermilion Valley Vineyards, WOBL/WDLW, Word for the World, The Morning Journal, The Chronicle Telegram, and The Rural Urban.

We’re excited for 2018 as we assist the village with many bicentennial events including a home, business, and church tour. We’re also planning “Dog Days of Summer” for July 1 and “Fall in Love with Wellington” tentatively Sept. 29 and 30 next year. If you enjoy coordinating events and being involved, attend the promotions meetings on Tuesdays, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. or call 440-647-3987.

Jenny Arntz

Main Street Wellington director