MICHAEL FALCO Publish Date: 13 JULY 2018
WOW! Highland Engine Company was jam-packed for their annual 4th of July Breakfast. I wound up parking the car in the next lot up (overflow). Thank You to the DeCicco family. It looked like all hands on deck – as the firehouse kitchen was operating full steam and the wait staff was on overdrive. Thank You to our volunteer fire department for an excellent 4th of July Breakfast.
Orange County Executive STEVEN M. NEUHAUS has recognized Cornwall resident ESTHER McGOWEN as the Citizen of the Month Award winner for the month of June, 2018. Esther is a beloved friend to my family. Cheers – Esther McGowen! Your community spirit and community contributions are an inspiration.
Can it really be 20 years – if not more?! Once again I was part of a trio called upon to serve as Parade Float Judges for Cornwall’s annual & always festive 4th of July Parade. My entry into this select group began when I started writing a Cornwall Column. Thank You to my fellow judges PAUL GOULD and MARY DONAHUE – who made me feel welcome from the start.
Extra! Extra! Call now for your meal tickets to the Annual Chicken Barbecue Dinner at the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, located on Rt. 94. 845-561-6969. These Chicken Dinners are known to sell out! Don’t go hungry. Call now! Your choice of Take Out or (very casual) Eat In. 5 – 7 p.m. The Annual Yard Sale begins early at 8 a.m. Come find your treasures before they are gone! Both events take place Saturday, July 28. Please mark your calendars.
As best as I understand it – for more than 100 years, the Orange County Fair has been entertaining families in the Hudson Valley. The Fair is in full swing this weekend. Several car loads of Cornwall residents tell me they are eagerly en route to the Fair in Middletown. They look forward with more than a little anticipation to a day filled with live local and national music, racing and auto events, and amazing amusement rides! My all-time favorite carnival ride – the classic Tilt-A-Whirl. Do any of my readers recall the Tilt-A-Whirl? Good times!
Hot July Natal Day greeting merrily go forward to: The Rev. SUZANNE TORO, of St. John’s Episcopal Church on Clinton Street; RICHARD ANNIBALLI (& HIS HONEY) WILLMA ANNIBALLI – 2 CAKES, PLEASE; WALLY REDDINGTON (THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT); DEBBIE ESTIS; BOB WILLIS (3 SCOOPS, PLEASE); NICHOLAS HERNANDEZ; KERRY BUTRICK (A FORMER EDITOR AT THE SENTINEL); TOM WHALEN (MASTER CARPENTER); BILLY SHOVAN (MY BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER); PATRICK MERCURIO (PROPRIETOR OF FIDDLESTIKS CAFÉ.) CHEERS!
CAROL O’KEEFE and MIKE TRAINOR are just two of the local volunteers helping to get the word out regarding the Historic Annual Storm King Fire Company #2 Summer Carnival. Yes, attending this event is a Cornwall summer tradition. The carnival is set to open on Wednesday evening, July 25 – concluding on Saturday July 28th. There will be rides, games, food and entertainment for the entire family. There is a special pay one price wristband for rides each night. You can even purchase a rides-wristband for the entire week! This wristband will allow you access to the rides each night as well as for the extended Saturday hours from 4pm – 11pm. Be sure to come back to the Fair on the closing Saturday evening. Vegas Night Games of Chance; Live music by the popular area music group The Manaklin Brothers, and the Fireworks at the conclusion of the evening.
The increasingly popular New York Air Show at New York Stewart International Airport is booked for the weekend of September 15-16. Thank You to around the block neighbors here in Cornwall for suggesting I don’t miss this exciting event. Tickets already went on sale. Call the box office at 877-766-8158.
Off to the nearby Highland Mills United Methodist Church on Rt. 32 for this Saturday evening’s (07/14) All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner. Come one – Come all! 4:30 till 7 p.m. Tickets at the door. Good fellowship. Good community.
Forward looking: The Ladies Auxiliary of Storm King Engine Co. #2 are looking for vendors for their fall craft fair which will be held on Sept. 29, 2018. For more info call Marie 845-762-2048 or Carol 845-534-7586.