Thanks to the community and stroll dancers
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To the Editor,

We would like to send out a huge thank you to all those that supported the recent Village Stroll and dance on the bridge. It was great to see so many people out and about enjoying the village of Wilmington, celebrating our new bridge, and strolling with each other. A huge thank you goes to our sponsors, the town of Wilmington, the Crafts Inn, and the Old Red Mill.

Many others supported the event by sharing their time and talent. Thanks to the Jr. Iron Chef program, TSN Kids, George Adair, Betty Hillman, CB Goldstein, Bill Coombs, Linda Chamberlain, Joel Berg, Phil Taylor, and WW Building Supply. We also thank all businesses that stayed open late, participated in the festivities, and helped organize special events.

And finally, we thank our community that came out to play, dance, shop, eat, and visit with one another. Our little town managed to squeeze 207 dancing bodies on the bridge. Although we are still waiting to see if this will be recognized as a world record, it was certainly a first for Wilmington, and a really good time.

Some new committee members for this stroll sure brought their creative talents with them. Thanks to Beth Leggiere for sewing our polka-dot skirts and Patrice Schneider and Melinda Coombs for painting the stroll dancers head-in-the-hole cutout.

We are always searching for new ideas to keep the Village Strolls sustainable and entertaining. Feel free to connect with us through our Facebook page at

Lisa Sullivan, The Village Stroll Committee


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