Hundreds of folks from near and far reached deep into their pockets, to help raise funds to Save The Strand. Last Saturday, some of those supporters gathered at the Strand for a group photo to celebrate their success.
From Emily Rossi-Snook:
Attendees of the photo shoot represent the various ways the community gave to Save The Strand, either through direct donation or at the various fund-raising events held throughout the past year. Included in this group are Schroon Lake business, organization and religious leaders and Save the Strand Committee members Emily Rossi-Snook and Elena Rossi-Snook and Tessie Rossi Visceglie (front center with red blanket) whose family purchased the Strand in 1937. Samantha Tyrrell of Paradox Crafts generously donated the printing of the t-shirts.
We all are proud to live in a supportive, creative community and look forward to the movies running once again on Main Street. The appreciation of owners Liz and Larry McNamara is clearly stated in the banner they hung in honor of the community effort. Many donors could not make the photo shoot, but sent their happiness and good wishes. The Save the Strand Committee is now done with their task. It was a rewarding year-long effort; we made many friends and are all so proud to live in a community that is defined by its generosity. Thank you friends!