SUMMER IN THE COUNTRY!
What makes us long for the arrival of summer? Is it the smell of fresh cut grass? Is it the warm breeze? Is it the lush landscape? Is it knowing you can reconnect with families at a BBQ? For me, it’s the anticipation of what summer means to Plattekill. Our summer festivities kicked off with a bang with the Town of Plattekill Memorial Day Parade. It was warm and sunny, perfect for a parade! It was very touching to see so many resident’s come out to support and honor our Armed Forces! I couldn’t have been more proud!
We jumped right into the Plattekill PBA Pig Roast and Car Show to benefit the Bruce Loertscher Scholarship Fund. Another wonderful turn out. Food a plenty, music, raffles! The car show drew enthusiasts from all over the county. Having over 45 entries with plenty of trophies! Great effort was put into planning this event and many thanks for all that pitched in to make this year’s event a success! Congratulations to the Scholarship recipient’s at Wallkill High School, New Paltz High School, Highland High School & Marlboro High School. Much luck in your future endeavors!
As summer sizzles, grab a blanket and join family and friends for our time honored tradition of the Red White & Blue Fireworks Spectacular! Saturday July 11, 2015 is the date to remember! Come to the Thomas Felten Memorial Park for music, food and of course FIREWORKS! This has truly become a community event. A rain date is set for Sunday July 12, 2015. In the event of inclement weather, check our website @ www.town.plattekill.ny.us for details!
With July brings the always anticipated FREE $20.00 in Transfer Station coupons! Good for the month of July only. This is a good time to get rid of those old items that you have been meaning to dispose of. Just stop by the Town Clerk’s office at the Town Hall to receive your $20.00 in FREE Transfer Station coupons. We will be giving out (1) $20.00 coupon per household.
Finish off the summer with thoughts of Plattekill Day as it fast approaches. Plattekill Day is Saturday September 19, 2015 from 10am to 5pm. Rain date is set for Sunday September 20, 2015. Always a crowd pleaser. Food, entertainment, car show..something for everyone!
And..just..maybe..because we had such a great response last year, we are trying to work out the details for the Circus to come back to Plattekill. Stay tuned for more details!
Have a great and safe summer!
Joseph G. Croce
American Flag Drop Box
The Town of Plattekill proudly announces the placement of an American Flag Drop Box in front of the Plattekill Town Hall. The idea came from a resident of the Town suggesting the need of a local drop off designated for ripped or tattered American Flags, to then be disposed of accordingly.
A 1958 mailbox was donated by the Laskowsky Family for just such a use. Once the mailbox was prepped for restoration, two Boy Scouts from our Town completed the process by joining forces on this most worthy community service project.
Patrick Leonard from Troop 70 & Dustin Colombo from Troop 195 worked together to paint the mailbox Red, White & Blue. Decals donated by Don Dubois, owner of Sign Designs were then applied.
American Flags of all sizes can be placed in the American Flag Drop Box to be retired respectfully. Stop by and see our little piece of history!