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Sealybration kicks off July 13

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Live music, a 5k run, the annual Stars & Strikes baseball and softball tournaments and a barbecue cook-off are among the attractions that draw a massive crowd to Sealy B&PW Park each year for Sealybration.

This year marks the event’s 10th anniversary, and organizers with the Sealy Community Foundation say they are planning the best Sealybration ever.

“I love to see the community and the organizations come together to showcase our town,” said SCF president Melanie Willingham. “Volunteering just comes naturally to all of us on the board. If ‘the measure of life is in its service,’ this board is doing pretty well. The event means community, tax dollars, pride in our country and much more.”

Proceeds from the event as well as SCF’s other signature event, Fantasy of Lights, go toward scholarships and donations to charitable organizations.

“Everyone has a different reason for what drives them and volunteering my time is such a fulfilling aspect of my life,” said board member Angela Schmidt. “Nothing can make you more proud of your community than serving countless hours with all of the volunteers working for something larger than ourselves and knowing we all have the chance to make a difference.”

Other board members include Stephen Cryan, Kristin Haidusek, Keith Novicke, Aaron Ward and Leslie Ellis. Board members acknowledge that they’re a small group but say they accomplish a lot by relying on community volunteers to assist with event logistics.

“We all work together to create change, show the unity of our town and help others spread positivity and awareness,” Schmidt said. “It takes a village, and that’s something Sealy stands for – pride in our town.”

For ticket information and a schedule of events, visit https://sealycommunityfoundation.weebly.com/sealybration.html

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