LETTER: The best is yet to come

Aug. 27, 2013 @ 05:02 AM

To the Editor:

It’s hard to believe that just one week ago, we were wrapping up the final details for the Charlie Daniels event benefiting Christian United Outreach Center. As Chairman of the Lights On Broadway, I wanted to extend a thank you for the sponsors, attendees and the volunteers that made this annual event a huge success. Without each of you, this event would not have happened.

I also wanted to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to Charlie Daniels and his crew. They put on a great show and made the hometown folks proud.

Despite inclement weather, we were able to provide a high-quality product but that did not come without hardship. Several local bands were cut from the program as schedules were reshuffled. This decision not only affected the bands, but their loyal supporters as well as those who bought tickets and have supported these artists throughout their careers. I am deeply sorry that the decision was made that eliminated these local talents.

We are in our third year and have been able to raise a significant amount of money due to the gracious hearts of those in our community. We will get better, we will improve and we look forward to providing you with a top notch event in 2014. We thank you for your patience, your understanding and your support during this process.

In closing, I am reminded of a quote by Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

The best is yet to come, and we hope each of you will be a part of it.

Michelle Hunt

Chairman, Lights on Broadway