welcome to the city of avon
“Those who can, do; those who can do more volunteer” – Author Unknown
People who volunteer do not do it for the fame, they do not do it for popularity, they have no ulterior motive, they do not want anything in return … except the satisfaction of having a significant effect on our world.
We are fortunate that Avon is truly blessed with so many who care. We have churches of every denomination always willing to help and businesses, large and small, who are very civic-minded, but one of our greatest assets is the number of individuals that volunteer their time and talents to better our city in so many ways. As I think of all the wonderful things that happened in Avon in 2019, what I think of first is all the volunteers that made those things possible.
It is easy to drive about the city and see the beautiful flowers at the gazebo or the lovely planters along Detroit Road, but never realize that the wonderful ladies in the Avon Garden Club spend countless hours planning, planting, weeding and watering. Volunteers and caring residents helped make many well-deserving children feel special on Superhero Day. Volunteers with the French Creek Foundation made the Easter Pancake Breakfast and Tree Lighting ceremony huge successes! There are countless volunteers who work each year on Pride Day to clean up and beautify our city to get it ready for summer. Our new Veterans Memorial wouldn’t have been possible without the many hours that our dedicated volunteers selflessly gave. The city’s Safety Fair and Bike Parade are just two additional examples of events that couldn’t take place without our volunteers. And all throughout each year the volunteers are kept busy with the seasonal events, parades and festivals that help Avon retain its hometown feeling.
This is just a reminder that as you enjoy all the incredible things the city of Avon has to offer, please know that, more often than not, there are community volunteers working hard behind the scenes to make all those things possible.
I am very grateful and thankful for all the wonderful people in our community that give so freely of their time to benefit the city of Avon and make it the wonderful place that it is. The volunteers of Avon truly are our city’s greatest resource.
“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” — Kofi Annan
Bryan K. Jensen
Mayor, City of Avon