President of the Baldwin Park Joint Committee gives January update

Will Campbell takes a moment to give thanks and appreciation to last year and the upcoming year.

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Can you believe it’s already 2022?! Oh, who am I kidding? Time has been both flying and moving at a snail’s pace since March 2020. Don’t worry, I’m not going to wax poetic about what we’ve learned from the past year or anything too deep. I want to take this moment to give some thanks and appreciation to some people and things that have happened in the last year and what’s to come in the new one.

First up, and most recent in my memory, is the Baldwin Park Winter Wonderland Extravaganza last month to ring in the holidays. Being our first big event back, there were a lot of moving parts and pieces. With the help of our new event planners at Tim Webber Events, led by one of Baldwin Park’s own, Adam Bailey, as well as our Sentry Management team of Susan Comsiky and Stacey Fryrear and the Joint Committee, we were able to pull off an event that brought the community back together for the first time in almost two years. Looking back at the crowd from the stage area as the tree lit was something amazing but then to see everyone’s faces when the fireworks went off … I may or may not have shed a tear. You’ve probably already realized from my past articles that I am a bit of a sap, so let’s not act surprised.

Looking ahead to this new year, I look forward to more time like that, spent with friends and neighbors. We finally moved into our new home in Baldwin Park, and our street has its own second Sunday block party each month. How fun is that?! 

I also look forward to the planning and overall fun of all those events that we’ve been missing over the last couple years, such as St. Patrick’s Day, the ROA-sponsored Easter Egg Hunt and, our biggest event of the year, the Independence Day Bash! If you didn’t already know by the viral kiss-cam video, Baldwin Park even has a new baby on the way, courtesy of Drs. Taylor Wheaton and James Bailey at Verte Chiropractic. We can’t wait to welcome him or her into the family!

No matter what the new year means to you or may have in store, I am hopeful we can all take a breath and remember the event last month then carry that positivity, love and sense of community with us wherever we go.

Until next time, stay safe, stay well and remember, We Are Baldwin Park!

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- Will Campbell 


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