As I think about the incredible number of people I need to thank I feel a bit like the winner at an awards show: wanting to be sure I thank everyone who has made success possible before the music cues my end. I will make an attempt to concisely, but genuinely thank, what amounts to hundreds of people.

To the editor:

As I think about the incredible number of people I need to thank I feel a bit like the winner at an awards show: wanting to be sure I thank everyone who has made success possible before the music cues my end. I will make an attempt to concisely, but genuinely thank, what amounts to hundreds of people.

First, to the many residents who make up this special community: Thank you for supporting the Bexley Celebrations Association's annual fund. With your support, we raised the money so necessary for BCA to host, among other events, our fabulous Fourth of July.

Next, and like so many volunteer-led groups, we rely on sponsors. I can't go without recognizing First Bexley Bank for its unwavering support of BCA and our city in general. Our incredible volunteers follow.

No matter how much money we raise, our events cannot occur without volunteers. From those who lead to those who assist, it takes our Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, citizens, civic clubs and community leaders to pull off these events. And, like every endeavor, we rely on collaboration with both our volunteers and other community groups. In this vein, Bexley Recreation, the city of Bexley and Capital University are wonderful partners.

As I finish my thank-you's I'm afraid that I might have inadvertently forgotten someone. If I have, please accept my apology, but more importantly, my gratitude. I am exceptionally fortunate to have so many people to thank and look forward to the chance to do so in person. Likewise, when you see our volunteers at various events, please thank them. That acknowledgment never gets old.


Anne Lewis
Bexley Celebrations
Association president