On Friday, Oct. 30, Ms. Teresa Gorman, Principal of Cooperstown Elementary School, presented me with a check for $694.30 to help fund a well in a developing country. This is the amount that the Elementary students collected during the month of October when they held a Penny Harvest. They have more pennies to count, so their donation will go over the $700 mark. My heartfelt thanks go to Ms. Gorman, Principal of Cooperstown Elementary School, Ms Christine Mc- Brearty-Hulse, School Counselor, who helped coordinate the Penny Harvest, and all of the teachers and students who so enthusiastically participated in the drive.
You did a fantastic job. It takes $5,000 to dig a well, and with this check and thanks to the donations made by so many others of you, we are only short of our goal by about $700. I thank you all and the recipients of our well will thank you for giving them clean water and making such a positive change in their lives.
Pancake Day a success
Lyn Edinger and Scott Barrett, Co-chairs of the 52nd annual Cooperstown Rotary Pancake Day, would like to extend their thanks to all of the Rotarians and many members of the community who helped with and supported this important Rotary fundraiser.
Special thanks to John Irvin and the Otesaga Hotel for their generous donation of applesauce and sausage.
To Bill Michaels and the Fly Creek Cider Mill for their donation of cider; to Roger Smith for all that he does to aid the event; the Cooperstown Vets Club for their generosity in allowing us to use their kitchen and dining room and Ted Hargrove for providing valuable support as well.
Pure maple syrup purchased from Bruce Phillips, in Hartwick, provided the finishing touch to an excellent meal.
As always, the funds the Rotary club raises, through this and other events, will provide funding to area groups who request donations.
Thanks for your support
I want to say thank you to each and every one of you who supported me with your vote in the recent election I was in awe with the large number of you who were willing to place your trust in me.
I also want to encourage all of you to attend town board meetings and if possible county board meetings.
Together, even in these trying times, we can make a difference. Remeber that word ``together.’’
Thank you again.
`Night’ was well-attended
I am writing to send a big thank you to all the participants and supporters of the first ``Night at Our Museum’’ held at Fenimore Art Museum on Saturday, Nov. 7. It was a fun-filled ``afterhours’’ celebration attended by visitors of all ages. Children and parents were singing and swinging to the hip music of Uncle Rock. Students of the Cooperstown Graduation Program donned historic costumes to convincingly take on the roles of characters depicted in our paintings.
This event would not have been possible without the support of many organizations and businesses in Cooperstown.
We were pleased to host interactive activities offered by our cultural partners: Brookwood School, Cooperstown Art Association, Clark Sport Center, Hyde Hall, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and Paperkite Creative Communications.
Other cultural partners supporting this event included: Cooperstown Performing Arts, Friends of the Library, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, and Cooperstown PTO.
I thank everyone who made this evening possible with their enthusiastic involvement, especially our business partners: Barnyard Swing, Cooperstown Book Nook, Cooperstown Cookie Company, Davidson’s Jewelry & Auger’s Book Store, Little Bo’tique/ Blue Sky and Paperkite Creative Communications.
We were so pleased to welcome many young visitors for their first art museum experience and hope it will encourage a life-long enjoyment of museums.
D. Stephen Elliott