This past weekend, the Village officially kicked off the holidays with our Christmas Tree Lighting, Holiday Festival, Menorah lighting and fun for all ages throughout the Village. So many great creative minds came together this past weekend to make everything a success.
The highlight again this year, in my opinion, was the holiday festival coordinated by Colleen Dwyer. All of us in the Village cannot thank the vendors and volunteers enough for their support and help this weekend. I would also like to give a special thank you to the performers during the tree lighting – the young scouts, The Sheahan-Gormley Irish Dance School and of course the Warwick Valley High School Boys & Girls Select Choir. Well done everyone.
Thurs., Dec. 6: Annual Greenwood Lake Gives Back Food Pantry Fundraiser – 6-9 p.m. at the G.L. Elks Lodge. Live music, free food and drink specials. Cost of admission is either monetary donation to pantry or a donated food item.
Fri., Dec 7: Village Movie Night – 6 p.m. at the Community Center (former firehouse on Waterstone Rd.). Playing “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
Sat., Dec 8: Santapalooza Paddle Takeover – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join paddling Santas and the Jersey Paddleboard Shop from Willow Point Inn or watch from the road.
Sat., Dec. 8 Staged Reading of A Christmas Carol – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., written by Charles Dickens & adapted by Doris Baizley. Tickets at the door via cash or CC): $10 adults/$5 youth & kids at the G.L. Community Center on Waterstone Rd.
The above column, written by Village of Greenwood Lake Mayor Jesse Dwyer, has been published in the Dec. 5 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.