Triathlon brought many visitors to area

The Fourth Annual Peck’s Lake Sprint Triathlon took place Aug. 3 on and around Peck’s Lake. The day’s conditions made for a great day. The event hosted 137 athletes and their families and friends with approximately 72 percent of participants from outside of Fulton County, including participants from nine states. These participants spent money in our county on lodging, food and refreshments, and more. We are grateful to all of them for making our county their destination on that day and hopefully to return to Fulton County on many more occasions.

The continued success of this triathlon would not be possible without the help of our entire Fulton County community and its businesses – Brown’s Ford, Walmart Distribution Center No. 6096, Alpin Haus, Railside Cafe, the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and its dedicated staff, the Peck’s Lake Protective Association, the Peck Family and Peck’s Lake Enterprises, the residents and volunteers of Peck’s Lake, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, the Ambulance Service of Fulton County, the volunteer fire departments of Meco and Caroga Lake, and many other individuals who helped in many ways to make this a great event.

A special thank you to the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Gloversville for their assistance at the finish line this year; their help was greatly appreciated.

We are thankful to all of these businesses and individuals. And we are grateful to our Fulton County residents who welcome with open arms these and thousands of other visitors as they explore the great resources of the county.

MICK BRENNO, triathlon coordinator, and GINA DaBIERE-GIBBS, director of tourism for the Fulton Montgomery Chamber