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Shaker Honors Centennial Celebration Organizers

Members of the celebrations steering committee were among those honored with a resolution from Shaker Heights City Council

After more than a year of planning, promoting and event hosting for Shaker's 100th birthday, committee members, honorary chairs, volunteers and their leader received moments of praise and recognition Monday night.

Shaker Heights City Council passed a resolution to express appreciation for the chairs and members of the Centennial Steering Committee and Anne Williams, the woman the city hired to coordinate a year's worth of activities to celebrate a century of Shaker Heights history.

Volunteers and the committee members packed the crowd at the council meeting, and gave Williams a standing ovation when she received an inscribed copy of the approved resolution.

"It couldn't have been done without the support of everyone in the community, the city council and the mayor," Williams said. "It was a great year."

The lengthy list of events Williams helped coordinate includes the Shaker Birthday Celebration, the "Shaker Not Stirred" party, and the unveiling of the new stadium.

Before that, Williams worked with the committee to manage the budget, raise funds, secure venues and recruit volunteers.

"This council expresses its appreciation to Anne Williams, honorary chairs and members of the Centennial Steering Committee, and the many resident volunteers for their hard work and dedication in making the Shaker Heights 2012 Centennial Celebration a resounding success," the resolution reads.

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Mark Zetzer January 29, 2013 at 02:59 PM
Thank you Anne Williams for your leadership in Shaker's Centennial celebration. I enjoyed participating in many of the activities, including the poster contest and the Shaker Birthday Celebration.
Margaret Simon January 29, 2013 at 10:24 PM
It was a pleasure to serve on the committee under Anne's leadership. She is a truly gracious leader. She deserves a key to the city since she was "key" to the city in its centennial year -- in addition to being a rainmaker for the income tax increase. Kudos to Anne, who brought a great group of people together for the year-long celebration. And if she ever asks you to volunteer, say yes!

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