Bay Bicentennial Committee picks 'Letters to the Future' winners

The Bay Village Bicentennial Committee has selected the winners of its "Letters to the Future" contest. Bay Village residents were challenged to write a letter of 300 words or less to the 2110 residents of Bay. Judging took place after the contest closed on July 10, and winners were chosen in three age groups: 16 years and younger, 16 to 64 years, and over 65 years. The letters will be placed in the city's 2010 Bicentennial Time Capsule which will be sealed on December 31, 2010, with an open-date of October 10, 2110 – Bay's 300th birthday.

The Observer will be printing each winning letter, beginning with this one by Caroline Dannemiller, winner of the 16 and under age group.

Dear Reader,

I hope you will enjoy my letter
In it will be some description, complaint and positive things about Bay Village.
Almost everyone here right now loves soccer.
Never use weed killer companies on your grass (they ruined my garden.)
Bay pool is awesome!
It is giant with big slides, diving boards, and even a playground.
Dear Reader,
Bay’s library is wonderful with several aisles of wonderfully illustrated picture books & giant cahter (sic) books.
Oh, excuse me, I’m writing this letter in 2010. The math year you’re a hundred years after me.  I am nine.
Dear Reader,
Do you like Bay?  I hope so.  I do.  Here I am in 2010 a hundred years later here are you.
Dearest Reader, here I must stop and say goodbye.
I live:  (address omitted for publication)

You’re a hundred-year friend,
Caroline Dannemiller

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Volume 2, Issue 17, Posted 4:25 PM, 08.20.2010