Press-Republican

December 17, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 17, 2012


Press-Republican

---- — Backwoods Pondfest

TO THE EDITOR: Backwoods Promotions Inc. would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who participated in Backwoods Pondfest 2012. This year’s event was a great success because of all of you, and we thank you.

First off, special thanks to our sponsors: The Waterhole in Saranac Lake, McCaddams and Saranac Beer, Wiseguys in Lake Placid, Lyman’s Salvage, Dame’s Discount Liquor, Wells Communication, Pepsi Distributing, Pasquale’s Restaurant, Bob’s Music, 20 Main Tavern and Adirondack Transmissions. Their continued commitment and support helps make us a success.

Now to thank the core of a festival. Without these people a music event like this would be chaos or just wouldn’t exist. Big thanks to our friends and favorite local band, Lucid. These guys are incredible; not only does Lucid play two sets throughout the weekend but each member is there helping the entire time. We love you guys. Thank you for all your hard work the past six years.

Stage crew, you don’t stop. Don’t know how you do it, but thank you.

Volunteers, thank you so much. These people usually don’t get the best jobs but they stick through it to help the cause.

And last but surely not least, thank you to the fans. You’re the reason we keep going, year after year. Thank you for supporting live music.

About family support — without all you we wouldn’t stay sane. You are our rocks. Thank you for all the support and love through theses six years. It has been one crazy ride, but here we are. We could never thank you enough for helping us grow. We love you, George and Catie Wurster, Jen Boire, Jim and Tina Boire, Dan Joyce, Sandy Bazzano, Liz Bazzano and Paul Drollette.

CHRIS BOIRE

LOWELL WURSTER

KATE BAZZANO

Plattsburgh

 

Tournament support

TO THE EDITOR: I am writing on behalf of the Third Age Adult Day programs in Elizabethtown and Saranac Lake to extend my thanks and appreciation to the second-annual Alzheimer’s Basketball Tournament.

Proceeds from the tournament were donated to the Third Age programs in Essex County.

Third Age is a supervised social day program that offers services to elderly residents in our communities. It provides a safe, secure place where older citizens can come for socialization. The program also provides respite for the caregiver.

The donations received from the tournament will help us to continue providing services to older residents in our communities.

I would also like to extend a big thank-you to both Paul Buehler and John Konowitz for all of their efforts in organizing the tournament. The tournament aided in getting information out to the public on services available for aging family members.

A thank-you as well as to the many businesses who donated prizes for the raffle and to the individuals who made contributions.

Your support is greatly appreciated. All funds raised stay within the local community.

KATHY SCOTT 

Program Supervisor

Third Age Adult Day Services

SUNY Plattsburgh

 

Family traditions

  TO THE EDITOR: In this technology age, it is nice to see families getting together doing things that are considered tradition. I am fortunate enough to be friends with just such a family.

A few years ago, a friend I work with asked if I would like to hunt with his family. He said, “We don’t sit in tree stands waiting for deer, but we go into the woods and drive them.” It’s hard work but rewarding. I instantly agreed to join his hunting group.

My first year hunting with them, I got a nice eight-pointer and was instantly hooked. So much so my 15-year-old son saw my enjoyment and wanted to join the hunting group. I am proud to say he got a nice eight-pointer this year.

But that pales in comparison to what happened the last weekend of hunting season this year. On that Friday, Al Caron, age 71, got a eight-pointer, and on Saturday, his son Randy Caron, age 42, got a 10-pointer, and Randy’s son Andrew Caron, age 15, got a big eight-pointer. Three Generations of hunters tagged out on the last weekend of hunting season.

It was a fitting end to the season. I know both my son and I hope to enjoy several more years of hunting with the Carons. My congratulations go out to Al, Randy and Andrew.

DAVID MATTOON

Dannemora