Putting politics and the pandemic aside for a fun fall festival

To the Editor:

Kudos and thanks to the town of Westerlo for a fun and successful Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Westerlo town park.

This free event offered bluegrass music by Medusa Moonshine, a variety of quality craft and food vendors, clever games for kids, hay-wagon rides, imaginative face-painting, and lots of free delicious fall treats like caramel apples, cider, and doughnuts.

Thanks to the Westerlo Fire Company, the Westerlo Highway Department, the Albany County Highway Department, and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office for bringing out an impressive display of trucks and emergency vehicles.

Thanks to all those who volunteered to decorate the pavilion, run the games, serve the food, and clean it all up. Certainly an event of this magnitude required much planning and coordination.

Thanks to the dedicated, hardworking folks at the town hall for having a vision of what it takes to bring a town together and to put smiles on the faces of so many adults and kids.

Their planning and hard work offered us all an opportunity to put politics and the pandemic aside on a picture-perfect sunny fall afternoon, and to remind ourselves how lucky we are to live in a small town like Westerlo.

Laura Tenney


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