CYBA says thanks to Festival supporters

By Tamara Walker/Cooper-Young Business Association

The 25th Anniversary of the CY Festival was a celebration that started early!

We had people walking on the streets and the vendors weren’t even fully set up at 8 a.m. It was a celebration that ended with a bang, thanks to a large number of businesses that contributed toward the firework display. It was rightly dedicated to Bill Stemmler, who has been our festival chairman for the last 25 years. It was a day to laugh, eat, shop, listen and disco to music that only you could hear.

Thank you to the following folks who work year round on this event with me. They are Bill Stemmler, Stephen Crump, Charlie Ryan, Chuck Parr, Lizi Beard, Cameron Mann and Ken Whitehead.

I would like to thank the numerous other people who stepped up to the plate to help with this event. Thank you so much for what you offered.

D.J. Naylor -Celtic Crossing

Melanie and Patti – Midtown ATA

Paul Clarke – Servo Group

Ray Rico Freelance

Glen Stovall Properties

Robin Mayweather – Red Robin Daycare

Lt. Jonathan – Salvation Army – KROC Center

Susan Schwartz – Sew Memphis

Kenny Diotte – Terminix

Dana McBride – Toad Hall Antiques

Richard Sullivan – Comm-Trans Sully Corporation

Eric and Zac – Goner Records

Reb Haizlip and Staff – Haizlip Studio

Bert Smythe – Alchemy

Michele Smith – CY Farmer’s Market

Larrie Rodriquez – Midtown Massage and Bodywork

Mike Earnest – Midtown Nursery

Jon Anderson – Heartbeat Productions

Robert Barnett

Kristie Jeffrey – Imagine Vegan

Doc Tower – Memphis Animal Clinic

Bill Malone – Crye-Leike Realtors

Shane Herbers – Midtown Auto Werks

Ryan Trimm – Sweet Grass

Bret James – Decade Properties

Ashley Snyder – Young Avenue Glassworks

Dale Johnson – SignWorks

Jonathan Christian – SignWorks

David Royer and the Lamplighter Staff

Kristan Huntley – Cooper Young Community Association

Reggie Frazier – Café Ole

Denise Johnson – Café Ole

Bobby Cook – Albert Cook Plumbing

Jim and Nancy Pettit – Memphis Drum Shop

David Bratton and Connie Buchanan – Bratton Construction

Eric Babb and Joey Price – Wilson-Babb Upholstery

Daurie Schwartz – Schwartz Electric

Julia Hicks – First Congregational Church

Steve Womack – State Farm Insurance

Debbie Sowell – In City Realty

Mary Burns – Java Cabana

Leah Roen, Attorney

Stephanie Jones – Me & Mrs. Jones

Ray Todd, Ed and Staff – High Electric

David Cleveland – Cortona

Kevin Dean – Literacy MidSouth

David Smith – David Perry Smith Gallery

Theresa Clinton and Staff – Party Concepts

Karen Carrier – Beauty Shop & Do Sushi

Bill Pritchard

Julie Terry and Staff – Civitans

Bert Smythe – Alchemy

Karen Carrier – Beauty Shop & Do Sushi

Cheryl Mesler – Burke’s Book Store

D.J. Naylor – Celtic Crossing

CeCe Palazola and Students – Memphis College of Art

Victoria Parker, George Baldwin and Students – Visible Music College

Paul and Chris Averwater

Cheryl Mesler – Burke’s Book Store

Bumper Dunn

Colonel Houston and his Union Precinct Officers

Lt. Rudolph and the Memphis Police Reserve Officers

Lt. Mills and Shelby County Police Reserve Officers


A special thank you to all our sponsors for donating money and other items that help offset the cost of this huge event. Our 2012 sponsors were: Miller Lite, Lenny’s Sub Shop, CA Media, Memphis Grizzlies, Sam’s Town, Albert Cook Plumbing, Gossett Mitsubishi, Southland Park Gaming & Racing, Salvation Army Kroc Center, Bank of America, CVS, FM100, Tan-N-Go, WRVR 104.5, ESPN 92.9, WKQK 94.1, Cadence Bank, Toof Commercial Printing, Smoothie King Collierville, Methodist Healthcare, Emergency Mobile Health Care, Kemmons Wilson Insurance, Delta Ice Services, and Pro-Show Systems Memphis.

Please mark your calendar, Sept. 14, 2013, for our 26th festival! See you then!






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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