Summerfest 2015 a huge success

I apologize for taking so long to acknowledge all of the many people who helped with the Johnstown Tourism and Special Events first annual Johnstown Summerfest that was held July 18 in conjunction with the awesome fireworks show sponsored by the Johnstown Area Community Center. The day was a huge success with over 100 children (and parents) enjoying all of the games, the bounce house and the prizes that were created by our committee.

Special thanks to Kyle’s Bounce Rentals in Amsterdam, who not only donated the use of their bounce house but delivered, setup and picked it up besides. All of the kids had such a great time with it and we can’t thank you enough for your generosity.

We would also like to thank the Greater Johnstown School District for allowing us to set up at Knox and to the Johnstown Area Community Center for partnering with our committee on this fun event.

To all of our volunteers, including Emily Fleming, Taryn Ringer, Don and Lucy McHenry, Jamie Jeffers and all of our committee members for their participation (if I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me – it was wonderful to have everyone pitch in to make this the successful day that it was.)

A very special thank you to committee member Leslie Foss for researching the games and prizes and helping to coordinate the day – super job, Leslie.

Mostly, I would like to thank all of the kids and their parents who came out and joined us that afternoon – there were lots of smiles and laughter and that made us all very happy. These are the types of events we hope to continue to provide for the residents of our city.

Next one coming up is the Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday – see everyone there.

HELEN MARTIN

Chairwoman, Johnstown Tourism & Special Events Committee