Over 1,000 attended library concerts

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Altamont Free Library, I would like to extend our thanks to all who made our Summer Concert Series a success: concert-goers, sponsors, and performers. Although the weather did not always co-operate on Tuesday evenings, we enjoyed six weeks of fine musical styling by talented performers.

Over 1,000 attendees enjoyed the concert’s festive atmosphere, ranging from the very young cradled in loving arms, to the young at heart, enjoying the music and connecting with each other. Visitors remarked on how welcoming and beautiful our village is.

Our grant from the New York State Council on the Arts administered by the Arts Center of the Capital Region provides the base of our financial support; we thank them. We are most grateful to Mayor Jim Gaughan, and the Altamont Village Board of Trustees for their financial support. 

We thank Altamont Public Works Superintendent Jeff Moller and his staff and the Village office staff who were so helpful and flexible and had us set-up and ready whether indoors or out. This year we are very grateful for the donations made by eateries open during the concert — Mio Vino, the Home Front Café, and Mr. Ding-A-Ling the ice cream truck.

Finally, we are so appreciative of the audience from Altamont and surrounding areas who warmly-welcomed our performers and gave generously as we “passed the buckets.”

We are starting our grant process for the 2015 concert series and extend an invitation for anyone who has suggestions of artists, or wants to join our planning committee, to contact the library.

Summer may be waning, but the memories of great music, getting together with old friends and making new friends is something we can look forward to next year.

Yvette Terplak

Concert Coordinator

Altamont Free Library

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