This past weekend, we are again reminded how wonderful of a community Greenwood Lake is. In the midst of holiday events, traveling, dinners with family and all of the things happening in everyone’s personal lives, so many still made time to give to our community.
The weekend kicked-off with a food pantry fundraiser run by Bill Cerone, which raised nearly $2,000 as well as truckloads of items for our local food pantry. A “Friend in Need” fundraiser was organized to support a great local family in their time of struggle – seeing hundreds come out to support this cause and raising thousands in the process.
The weekend was capped by the East Arm Rowing Club, which held a fundraiser to support our local Greenwood Lake Coalition Teen Center. The club, along with a generous matching grant by local resident Eric Kohlmeier, raised nearly $2,000 for our Teen Center. We live in the most generous and caring community and I am proud every day to call it home!
Holiday Festivities Kick-Off this Saturday
The holiday season is kicking-off this Sat., Dec. 2 in the Village of Greenwood Lake. Beginning at the Greenwood Lake Bark Park from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., you can have your photos with Santa taken along with your pets’ right at the park.
The annual Trooper Eric Nicholson Blood Drive takes place at the Ambulance Corp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 4th Annual Holiday Festival will be on the grounds of the Church of the Good Shepherd (green church on the corner of Waterstone Rd. and Windermere Ave.) on Sat., Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will have caroling, hayrides, photos with Santa (sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce), over 20 craft vendors, food provided by The Helm, drinks provided by the Elks, music, fun and games.
The event will lead us right into our annual tree lighting and performances that will kick-off at 5 p.m. Please join the Village in celebrating the kick-off of the 2017 Holiday Season.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Nov. 29 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.