We all need to step up to the plate to make Gloversville fun

It was with great anticipation that I awaited the three Twilight festivals during this past summer. The summer 2017 Twilight festivals were pretty good so I hoped this year’s festivals would be even better. Unfortunately, they were not. Why was this? I don’t know. They needed more vendors. And there was very few exhibits or activities that would interest kids, including food vendors with food that kids might eat.

Gloversville needs these festivals and other similar activities. All the time, I see articles in the paper with things to do like open mic nights, gardening-educational talks; craft fairs; special event fundraisers; health talks with free lunch; tours of local farms; historic walking tours, etc. Yet, I also hear many complaints about how bad it is to live in Gloversville. The complaint I hear most often is that “there is nothing to do.”

I am not sure where the problem lies. Maybe more advertising? Better activities? Or maybe we all feel we are just too busy to get together and have fun. It is time for us to stand together and support our community. We all need to be part of making Gloversville a better, safer, and happier place to live. So, Gloversville, let’s step it up and try to have a little fun promoting the common good.