To the editor:

The Jay County 4th of July Committee would like to thank the Jay County community for making the 2022 4th of July Celebration another successful event.

We wish to convey our sincere gratitude to the local businesses, organizations and individuals that contributed financially to the 2022 July 4th Celebration. Because of your generosity we were able to offer activities free of charge to the community.

We also want to extend a huge thank you to all who volunteered their time and services to make this year’s event possible.

Thanks again to the following:

Accelerated Curing, Alpha Delta Gamma Nu Sorority, Arm’s Auto Body, Dunn Family Dental Care PC, FCC, First Bank of Berne, Fisher Packing Company, Hemmelgarn Masonry, IOM Grain, Jay County Beverage, Jay County Commissioners, Jay County REMC, Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau, Kappa Kappa Kappa-Alpha Associate Chapter, Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority / Beta Theta Chapter, May Financial Group, Moser Engineering, Portland Evening Optimist Club, Portland Morning Optimist Club, The Portland Foundation, Portland Insurance Agency, Portland Lions Club, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Williamson Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes, Kelly Smeltzer, Dave Humbert, Indiana Air National Guard 122nd Fighter Wing, Kyle Cook, Nathanael Clay, 5K run participants, Portland Police Department, Portland Street Department, Portland Fire Department, The Rock Church, Bruce Phillips, Jay County Sheriff’s Office, The Museum of the Soldier, Tim Morris, Jay County Fair Board, Creative Awards and Gifts, T-Flyerz, Arch Bridge Kroozers, Jay Community Center, Jay County High School Marching Patriots, Alton and Nancy Swingley, Jay County Archery Club, The Commercial Review, WPGW Radio, Jorey Luse, Harold DeHoff and the firework crew, and all parade participants.

The Jay County 4th of July Committee is seeking additional volunteers to join our committee to prepare for the 2023 celebration.

If you would like to volunteer for the 2023 July 4th Celebration, please contact George Patterson at (260) 729-1013 or any committee member.

Diana Swingley

For the Jay County 4th of July Committee