Originally published in Cleveland.com
BAY VILLAGE, Ohio -- The 75-year history of the League of Women Voters in this city is a fascinating, historic story that everyone should know and appreciate.
On Aug. 6, a gathering of League of Women Voters/Bay Village Chapter supporters celebrated the work of the league at the Rose Hill Museum on Cahoon Road, where the group was first organized.
Speakers, one by one, spoke to the audience of about 50 people complimenting the Bay Village Chapter for all they do to keep voters informed.
Mayor Paul Koomar spoke and presented a city proclamation to chapter chair Cynthia White for dedication to the league and how the league, according to White, “empowers voters and defends democracy.”
Koomar also complimented the league’s unbiased voters’ guide, “with the candidates’ own, unedited words.” He also said the guide is distributed to every home in Bay Village.
Bay Village Board of Education President Scott Schulz also presented a proclamation.
Lots of applause greeted all the speakers, as well as the introductions of council members and the clerk of council.
“They have all worked very hard,” said the mayor.
The hardest workers -- the team that put together the day’s event with tents, tables and a lovely spread of food -- also were saluted. And many of the women in the league gave a special touch to the day by donning women’s apparel from past times.
For those who have an historical interest, seek out Cathy Flament, president and director of the Bay Village Historical Society. She has encyclopedic knowledge of all the interesting things that ever happened in Bay Village.