TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the residents of Churubusco, Town of Clinton, I would like to congratulate Eric and Leigh Gibson and the Gibson Brothers band for being awarded Entertainer of the Year at the 23rd-annual International Bluegrass Music Awards in Nashville on Sept. 28.
The many awards they have won throughout the past years have been well deserved.
Eric and Leigh were raised on the Gibson family farm on Clinton Mills Road in Churubusco, Town of Clinton. They played baseball on the Churubusco ball diamond and entertained at the children’s Christmas parties at the Town Hall and Fire Station and at the Churubusco Fire Department Field Day in 1993.
Their musical talent was enriched through the lessons they received from their mentor, Richard Decosse, at Dick’s Country Store in Churubusco.
They have exceptional talent as well as caring personalities and bring joy to all the people who they entertain.
Town of Clinton historian
Churubusco Kilkeary tournament
TO THE EDITOR: We would like to thank all the businesses who made the Mitchell Kilkeary Scholarship golf tournament such a wonderful success.
The following contributed funds or gifts to sponsor the tournament: Butcher Block Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Kneucraft Jewelery, Liquor and Wine Warehouse, Plaza Barber Shop, Edward Jones Investment, Duke’s Diner, Maryanne Bukolt-Ryder, Simplex, Clinton NYSCOPBA, KLM Construction, Jabaut Insurance Agency, Martindale Keysor & Co., Westmoreland Payment Services, Lake City Electric, Log Jam Restaurant, Plattsburgh City Police, Haley Lumber and Building Supply, Lake Champlain Pools, Days Inn and Suites, Alpha Stereo, Dunkin Donuts, KFC, Taco Bell, Lowe’s, Plattsburgh Spring, Shumway Insurance, Leroux Oil, The Store, McSweeney’s Red Hots, Altona NYSCOPBA, LaPoint Realty, Niles and Bracy, Mati Eyecare, Lake Champlain Charters, Econo Lodge, McCadam Distributing, Plattsburgh Distributing and North Bowl Lanes.
A special thanks to all the individuals who donated and were unable to play in the tournament. It was greatly appreciated.
Also, thanks to the 176 golfers who signed up and played in the tournament on Oct. 7. Without all of you, we would not have made such a successful tournament.
Another thanks to Dunkin Donuts for the coffee, Panera Bread for the pastries and the Press-Republican for the excellent article on Mitchell Kilkeary and the golf tournament.
Last but not least, thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with the tournament and the dinner after. Kevin and Mack, great job.
SHIRLEY KILKEARY and the Kilkeary and Frechette families