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Wine festival deemed successful

GLOVERSVILLE — Last Saturday’s Southern Adirondack Wine & Food Festival to benefit the Gloversville Recreation Commission was deemed a success by city officials, attracting 1,422 attendees.

“It was a great event,” City Clerk Jennifer Mazur told the Common Council Tuesday night at City Hall. “It was a beautiful day.”

In her report, Mazur said the festival on North Main Street ran out of all its tasting glasses because attendance was so good.

Mazur thanked city departments such as the Gloversville Police Department, Gloversville Fire Department and the Gloversville Department of Public Works.

The city clerk noted that funds raised go to the Gloversville Recreation Commission, which recently made a $22,000 investment to spruce up the Spring Street Park.

She also thanked the six people “behind the scenes” at the commission.

Elsewhere in her report, she noted Myers Park now has a 30 by 60-foot inflatable screen ready to set up for Saturday night’s movie showing for the public.

“I am so excited to have an event in there this Saturday,” Mazur said.

A grand reopening of the Spring Street Park is set for June 27. Mazur said the public will be introduced to new equipment in a park that was first opened in 1976.

“The playground equipment is a huge change at that park,” Mazur said.

Mazur reported there are still eight counselor positions to fill for the six-week city-sponsored Summer Recreation Program, which starts July 19 at Littauer Field.

The free program will be for 72 city children ages five to 12, and applications for participation are on the city website and Facebook.

Applications with proof of residency and immunization will be required. Participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and there are no income guidelines for families.

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