A neighborhood of volunteers

Wow! Another successful CY 4 Miler race and Festival weekend for the books. What a weekend it was. We saw record breaking numbers of runners in the race and a tremendous crowd for the Festival. I send a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out. We had volunteers stuff race bags, call for race donations, pick-up donations, distribute race packets, clean-up the neighborhood, work the race, co-ordinate the “Light the Way” parties, meet with the media, work the Festival booth, host parties, ask for art for the Art Auction, pick-up art donations, sell Beerfest tickets, and much more. You can see from the list of tasks, this is more than a one man (or woman) operation. It takes everyone to succeed. Thank you to all our wonderful CYCA volunteers.
Although the race and Festival are over, the fun and volunteer opportunities continue in Cooper-Young. October 9 is the inaugural CY Beerfest. Tickets may be purchased online at cooperyoung.org. Halloween is also around the corner, and we need volunteers to help make that night safe. This LampLighter issue gives guidelines for how the CYCA is going to make this Halloween safer for our residents and others from outside CY who trick-or-treat in our neighborhood (see the Halloween article on page 7 for details).
Reflecting on the race, the Festival, and the upcoming events, I realize what a wonderful neighborhood we have. CY truly demonstrates that we don’t have to think alike to love alike.
Happy October!
John Kinsey

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