Celebration, recognition supporters thanked

First Byline: 
Lynn Cox

Dear Editor,
On behalf of the City of Barnwell as well as the committee for the Winter Warrior Recognition, I want to thank all of those who helped out with our Independence Day Celebration and Winter Warrior Recognition Thursday, July 3 at Veteran's Park.
We would like to recognize our sponsors for their donations for the Winter Warrior Dinner: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Energy Solutions, The People-Sentinel, Wal-Mart, Rainbow Oil Company, Gary Brantley, Tri County Pallet, DayBreak Adult Care Services, Barnwell County Tea Party Patriots, Lancaster Insurance Agency, Inc., F H Dicks Company, Pruitt Post Acute Care, Barnwell Veterinary Clinic, Regions Bank, Barnwell Development Association, Barnwell Offset Printing, Barnwell IGA, and Huddle House.
Thank you to our fireworks sponsors: City of Barnwell, Barnwell County, Town of Blackville, Town of Williston, Town of Elko, Town of Hilda, Town of Kline and Town of Snelling.
Thank you to Brad Bryan and Mike Baxley in your sponsorship of the skydivers. It was a fantastic jump!
Thank you for the assistance from the following who helped make the night a success: Barnwell Regional Airport, PF Beck, Barnwell County Career Center, City of Barnwell Parks & Recreation Dept., City of Barnwell Street Dept., City of Barnwell Police & Fire Depts., Barnwell Scout Troop 392, Northside Baptist Church, Reba Metcalf, and ALL the Volunteers (so numerous that I am afraid that I would miss someone if I tried to name them all!).
Lastly, I want to personally thank Gary Brantley, Mobile DJ, who for the past six (or so) years has helped us make this a great night with music and fun. Gary also was instrumental in the committee for the Winter Warrior recognition.
I want to thank Daniel Harvey, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, for your great addition to making the entire program and dinner work out well. Thank you, too, to Johnny Gray and his helpers in the cooking of all the hamburgers and hotdogs!
It was a night of lots of work and great help! Thank you to you all!

Lynn S. Cox,
City of Barnwell