Letter: Rec Commission Thanks All for Great Winter Carnival

On behalf of the Philipstown Recreation Commission, I would like to publicly express my gratitude to the many volunteers who helped run the Second Annual Philipstown Winter Carnival. The Town Board supported us every step of the way, and it was a pleasure having the members of our board lend a hand on the day of the event. Volunteers from Haldane and from throughout our community joined them to make sure the festivities went off without a hitch.

The Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce and our area businesses stepped up once again not only to donate raffle items, but to also organize a stellar lineup of activities for First Friday. Many people came out throughout the day to participate in the various activities planned by our local store owners. A weekend-long winter celebration is just what our area needs to help our friends on Main Street and beyond, and the chamber really showed us that the cold weather can be fun, too!

Most of all, I would like to thank the Hudson Highlands Land Trust. The Philipstown Recreation Department is proud to collaborate with HHLT in planning the Winter Carnival. We could not do this without them, and their support for this community and our recreation programs needs to be acknowledged above all others.

We can’t wait to see everybody at the Third Annual Philipstown Winter Carnival on Feb. 6, 2016. It promises to be even bigger and better next year!

Joel Conybear
Philipstown Recreation Commission

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