Dear Editor,

Light the Night 2017 was a huge success with close to 4,000 people in attendance along with AFB International’s summer company picnic.

Clayton’s Pyrotechnics WOWed the crowd with an outstanding fireworks show, that could be seen all over town.

Special thanks to our sponsors: AFB International, McDonald’s of Aurora, First Independent Bank, Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Dreamtime Creations, IsoNova, Century 21 Family Tree, Casey’s General Stores, Doty Trash Service, Bobcat of Springfield, Clean Cut Construction, Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant, Wommack Monument, Edward Jones Investments -- Jeramie Grosenbacher and Scott Young, Heller Heat and Air, Arvest Bank, Aurora Professional Pharmacy, The Aurora Advertiser, Aurora Police Department, Aurora Fire Department, Aurora Street Department, Aurora Parks Department and James Ferguson, CPA.

To our Light the Night Committee and volunteers: this day is not possible without your commitment to Aurora. Much appreciation to each of you all.

The 2017 Light the Night Committee and volunteers included myself, Donna Reed, Matt Maples, Loralee Vaught, Liz Lawson, Dawn Marie Oplinger, Waylon Doty, James Pettit, Carissa Pettit, Sara Cullen, Chad Olson, James Isenberger, Jaimie Isenberger, Gene Godwin, Frank Peterson, Doyle Ferguson, John DeFoore, Kim McCully-Mobley and Jake McCully. Also a special thank you to Boy Scout Troop #48 for presenting the flag ceremony.


Shannon Walker