Thank you to everyone who helped support the museum

The Walter Elwood Museum recently hosted its annual ice cream social-dairy day, on Thursday, Aug. 2. On a beautiful summer evening, many folks attended this wonderful community event. The museum raised much-needed operational funds and monies which will help the museum provide educational programs, special exhibits and learning opportunities for community members of all ages.

On behalf of the board of trustees, thank you to the many businesses and individuals who provided financial support and donations. Special thanks to Dr. Govind Rao and U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko.

Many thanks to the volunteers and baker donations including Jane Button, Regina Cassetta, Karen Zack, Dianne Santos, Noreen Gulnick, Lucy Russo and Bob and Mary Going. Thank you to Gary VanSlyke and Kevin Wayne for the wonderful musical entertainment throughout the event. A special thank you to U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara and New York State Senator George Amedore for coming out to attend and support the museum.

We are thankful to the numerous vendors who came to support the museum.

In addition, we thank the local media for their invaluable support and coverage of the event.

We are indebted to the many individuals, including museum board members and staff, the Work Force Solutions Summer Youth Employment Crew who helped with set up and who volunteered to work the event. The list of names of everyone who contributed to our success is far too long to mention.

A huge thank you is extended to everyone who came out on a warm summer evening to enjoy a special event of food, fun and friends. The board and staff of the Walter Elwood Museum strive to provide high-quality educational programming and events which highlight our rich history to the Mohawk Valley Region. Please stop in and tour the museum soon. We are confident visitors will enjoy the experience and see first-hand the historic gem we have right in our neighborhood.

ANN M. PECONIE

Executive director

Walter Elwood Museum

Amsterdam