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January 26, 2010

Letters to the Editor: January 21, 2010

Committee reactivated



We are pleased to announce the re-formation of the 22 Main Street Committee. We, the undersigned, along with original members of the committee, are looking forward to working together to modernize and improve the infrastructure and restore the grandeur of this beautiful public building in Cooperstown.



Veronica Gil Seaver, Barbara Pope, David Sanford, Lang Keith, Karen Katz, Janet Erway, Gilbert T. Vincent, Cheryl Wright



Gala Co-chairs say thanks



As co-chairs of the Friends of Bassett’s 2009 New Year’s Eve Gala, we’re proud to announce that ``Carnaval Maravilhosa, a Mardi Gras Ball,’’ and its auctions and raffle raised approximately $240,000 in support of Bassett Healthcare’s radiology and imaging capital needs.



Much of our annual fundraiser’s success is due to the commitment, talent and energy of the members of the Gala and Auctions Committees, volunteers all. We also are indebted to our event sponsors. Lead sponsors were NYCM Insurance and SEFCU.



Corporate sponsor was Apple Converting Inc. Supporting sponsors were Drogen Electric Supply/Drogen’s Home Furnishings, KPMG LLP, Len & Dot Marsh, The New York Susquehanna & Western Railway Corp. and Northern Eagle Beverages.



Participating sponsors were BSA LifeStructures, Clark Companies (Scott & Betsy Clark), Cooperstown Dreams Park Inc. (Louis A. Presutti III), The Daily Star/Town Crier, Fenimore Asset Management Inc. & FAM Funds, Frazier’s Landscapes Inc., Greener World Landscape Maintenance, McCarthy Building Companies Inc., Tallman Enterprises Tree Service, Trosset Group Attorneys, Turnpike & Oneonta/Cooperstown Pennysavers and Wilber National Bank Trust & Investment Center.



We thank Riverwood gift shop, Glimmerglass Opera, Hyde Hall and Vitullo’s Formal Shop as well as Mrs. Cook- Wightman and Sacha Kollisch, art teachers at Cooperstown Elementary School, for their invaluable help. Our highest praise goes to the Friends’ staff, Bob Zaleski and the Bassett grounds crew, Ron DuBois and Bassett’s carpentry shop, the staff at Mohican Flowers and the staff at The Otesaga for helping to make the fund-raiser a fun-filled success.

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