LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: Time to rest after a successful Festival weekend

By June Hurt

I am pleased to report that Wonder Woman’s run for the LampLighter was an overall success. Along the race route, I collected some modest donations, a few jello shots, and two marriage proposals. I managed to survive the run without any wardrobe malfunctions or major injuries, and most of my dignity remained intact.

The two casualties of the night were my boots, which fell apart shortly after crossing the finish line, and my right big toenail, which will most likely fall off in the next few weeks (you can all thank me personally for not sharing a photo of the toe). To all the runners that chastised me for running in the boots, feel free to pat yourselves on the back, take a bow, and shout, “I told you so!” from the rooftops. Although I still think you people are crazy for running so much, I agree that you know what you are talking about.

Although I always look forward to the Festival, I have to admit that I am also relieved when it is finally over. I’m always amazed at how long and hard our volunteers work for the CYCA throughout the weekend! I’d like to thank our community director, Kristan Huntley, for all her hard work preparing for her first Race/Festival weekend.

Rest up dear friends and neighbors because the CY Regional Beerfest is coming up soon! Be sure to purchase your tickets now at beerfest.cooperyoung.org, Boscos, Mid-South Malts, or the CYCA office.


Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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