As alumni of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, we all share a love of this wonderful group. We remember the music-making, the friendships, and the life lessons that came with being members of the choir. As we “graduate” from the Youth Choir, we work to stay connected however we can. For some that is staying in touch with the friends made during those wonderful summers. Many of us attend Alumni Day at the fair whenever we can as well as promote the choir to youth that could be future members. Others volunteer time or donations that greatly help the choir continue through the years. No matter how we are able, we all continue to love and support this group that is so important to us.
Some alumni, however, have had the opportunity and dedication to go far above and beyond for the Youth Choir. John Sullivan is one of those people. John was a member of the choir in1980. He sang in the Secret Santa Parade, 25th Anniversary European Tour (‘87), Rose Bowl Parade (‘88), and the 1989 European Tour. John Later became a member of the staff and served in that position from 1988 to 2015. He has also been a member of the Alumni Board from 1991 to 2022 and has served in several positions including Treasurer, Vice President, and President.
After 31 years of service, John has just resigned his position on the Alumni Board. We all know how life can throw us curve balls and cause us to take a turn down a new path. One of the many life lessons we gained as members of the Youth Choir was to embrace change.
“The memories I have I will never forget,” says John. “My Life has been changed for good! I love you all and wish you the very best.”
John, we are so happy to support you as you focus on the aspects of your life that need the most attention. We will dearly miss your regular presence and active support, but we know that your devotion and love of the choir will never lessen. And our love and respect for you won’t either. Thank you for all your years of service!
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