Letter to the Editor : Great American Weekend - Daily Hudson Valley News

Letter to the Editor : Great American Weekend

Jul 13th, 2014 | By | Category: OP ED

To the Editor,

Once again it is time to thank all of the wonderful people who made the 33rd Annual Great American Weekend such a resounding success! The continued growth of the Great American Weekend is only possible through their help and vision. This exciting year was a record breaker in terms of attendance, types of events and diversity of crafters!

The Great American Weekend Committee, is made up of  talented and dedicated individuals who work diligently throughout the year. The Committee members are: Darlene Bartley, Lee Bergus, Sherrie Bergus,  Lynn Allen Cione, Sue Cleaver, Dan Connor, Geri Corey, James Danella, Judy Green, Mary Gray Griffith, Neal Halloran, Susan Herrmann, Gerry Hluchan, Liz Hluchan, Donna McCormack, Phil Massengill, Mary Rohde, Tom Rohde, Maureen Quattrini, Ray Quattrini, Jennifer Rundle, Michael Rundle, Evan Teatum, Elliot Volaski, Rose Volaski,  Eveline White,  Chief James Watt,  Carla Wise, Esq.

We want to thank Mayor Kyle Roddey and the Trustees of the Village of Goshen for co-sponsoring this event with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce.  Without their support the Great American Weekend would not be possible.  We also thank  Chief James Watt and the Village of Goshen Police Department; Village Clerk Meg Strobl and her staff;  DPW Supt. Scott Birney and the staff of the DPW; Trish Sherlock and the Goshen Joint Recreation Commission; TEAM EVA of the Eva Fini Fund;  The Town and Village of Goshen Courts; the First Presbyterian Church;  Colleen Minnock, RN and the nurses who manned the health station; the Village of Goshen Fire Dept.; GOVAC;  Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus and his staff; The Orange County Legislature; Chuck Lee, Gary Scrittore and Mike Carroll of the OC Public Works Dept.; the volunteers at the Soda Tent;  The Berkshire Bank who graciously allowed us to utilize their parking lot for the weekend; and Mark Kalish of Ameriprise Financial who generously loaned us the use of his office as a staging center for the 501st Legion Star Wars Re-Enactors.

A very special thanks go to our sponsors whose support makes the GAW possible. We ask that you patronize these businesses and organizations. We live and work in a very special place called Goshen.  Thank you for attending and participating in the 33rd Great American Weekend!  See you next year!


Lynn Allen Cione

Executive Director


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