ROME RISES: 2011 Neighbors Light the Way winner
By Libby Flynt
Cooper-Young came out in full force to support the runners of the CY Festival Friday 4 Miler this year! There were togas, margaritas, tiki torches, twinkle lights, sprinklers, and glow necklaces! Along practically every step of the race route, there were cheers and lights and parties. Young Ave lined the street, Cooper Street had a luau, Nelson Avenue was glowing in the dark, and that’s not even a fraction of the cheering party-goers. Each one of you who came outside with lawn chairs and a beer single handedly pumped adrenaline into every runner.
Jennifer and Avery Word rode in the pace car and judged each registered party on enthusiasm, creativity, décor, and loudness. Congratulations to 1893 Oliver who wins the prize for Best Light the Way Party 2011 with their Roman/Toga themed party! And a special thanks to the Memphis police officers who kept us all safe along the way.