Thanks for making Heritage Day a success

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Clarksville Historical Society, I would like to thank the community for making Heritage Day a success. Despite torrential rain twice during the afternoon, we were able to raise close to $10,000; deliver two astounding presentations by Perry Ground, our Native American storyteller; and offer displays and demonstrations from over 25 artisans, community organizations, and historians.

Thank you to our silent-auction donors and to the historical society members who generously offered additional financial support. With gratitude to our event sponsor, Vadney Underground Plumbing, which has backed this organization since its beginning.

Specifically, I would like to thank Sean Mulkerrin and The Altamont Enterprise for your excellent article on the Clarksville Historical Society and Heritage Day. Mr. Mulkerrin managed to capture my voice and passion in his reporting and his facts were on target.

As for Heritage Day, itself, the event was delivered by a team of dedicated individuals. My gratitude and appreciation to: Marilyn Miles, June Alberts, Sandy Slingerland, Brenda Dwyer, Sean Dwyer, Russell Shaver, Judy-Grose Johnson, Karen Williams Baumgartner, Kathryn Baumgartner, Marilyn Goldstein, Connie McCarthy, Susan Crookes, Amy Kowalski, Thomas Praisner, Harold Smith, Jeanne Massacesi, Griffin Blanchard, Nicolas Albertini, Lauren Plunkett, David Ingraham, Allison Swanson, Joan Plunkett, Matt VanWie, Don Slingerland, Ira Goldstein, Becky Danza, Steven Crookes, Brian Carl, and Michaela Carl, Dave VanWie, Cindy Neumann, Diane Laraway, Rusty Riley, and Karen Riley.

Thanks also to the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, Albany County Cooperative Extension, Bethlehem Public Library, Onesquethaw Fish & Game Club, Inc., Clarksville Community Church, Onesquethaw EMS, Helderberg Christian School, and Onesquethaw Volunteer Fire Company Inc., Matt George, Robert Mulligan, and, last but not least, Stewart’s Shops for its ice cream contribution.

Susan Dee


Clarksville Historical Society

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