Letters to the Editor

July 15, 2014

SWIC celebrates with a bang

Southwestern Illinois College was proud to celebrate the birth of our nation and the anniversary of the founding of Belleville with the Belleville 200 Fireworks Celebration July 5.

Several thousand people attended the event at the SWIC Belleville campus, which included fireworks, a laser light show and a rousing performance by the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America.

We would like to thank our sponsors and applaud the Belleville 200 Committee and all those responsible for planning the event and making it such a tremendous success.

Kudos to the SWIC physical plant employees, public safety staff and all who assisted with the event.

Of course, our deepest appreciation goes to all the community members who joined in this fantastic celebration. We couldn't have done it without them.

Georgia Costello

President Southwestern Illinois College

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