Roses to the Cooperstown Concert Series for the completion of another entertaining season. The series has been providing live entertainment for the community during the fall and winter for 42 seasons. Each year the series brings that entertainment to Cooperstown through the efforts of the many volunteeers in the organization. Their efforts and the support of their patrons and sponsors adds a great deal to life in the village.
Roses to the organizers of the annual Empty Bowls luncheon. This year the event raised more than $7,000 for the benefit of Cooperstown Food Bank. Organizers said this year’s crowd was largest in the six years the event has been held. More than 360 people showed up at the Vet’s club to enjoy bread and a bowl of soup. Organizers said more than 185 people were part of the volunteer effort to help fight hunger. Soup and bread was donated by individuals and area restaurants. For their donation, guests received a meal and a ceramic bowl created by potters and school art classes to take home as a reminder of the fact that too many people in this world do not have enough to eat.
Roses again for the Cooperstown boys basketball team for continuing its winning way this season. The 72-58 win over Beaver River at the Carrier Dome in Syracuselast weekend makes Cooperstown the Section Three Class C Champions.
“The team has worked very hard to attain this level of success and I’m very proud of the sportsmanship exhibited by the students who traveled to support the team,” superintendent C.J. Hebert said Tuesday. “It was encouraging to see the number of Cooperstown fans who made the trip to Syracuse.”
Cooperstown, now 20-1, will now face Section Four champion Elmira Notre Dame 19-2 on Saturday at LeMoyne College in the Class C state quarterfinal.