News From Our Friends in Greater South Schroon

Here’s the latest from our friends at the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance’s General Board Meeting Minutes held on Friday.  The Alliance is made up of the towns of Chestertown, Brant Lake, Pottersville and Adirondack.

From Cindy Mead:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade:  fantastic weather.  Need volunteers to blow up balloons.  Used Snoopy/Sparky the Snowman/Chester the Dog from Woofstock handed out balloons but ran out before they got half way down through the crowd.  We estimate the crowd numbered to about a thousand.  We will order more balloons for next year.  Our awesome crew of volunteers helped us to have a smoothly run operation and everyone seemed to have a great time.  The crowd stuck around for quite awhile and just mingled, probably due to the great weather.  We have some fresh new ideas to include in next year’s parade and look forward to working on it again next year.

 “Fork to Fork”:  Cycling event to be held on weekend of May 21.  The Town of Horicon has agreed to donate $1,000 towards this new event.  We still have to make a request to the Town of Chester next month for a donation.                                          

Rack Cards:  Brandon and Patty Berg are working on the list and will have a number of people proof it before it goes out to print.    

Taste of Tri-Lakes/Rotary Tree Lighting:  We don’t have a date yet.

Dual Thank You Mixer:  To be held on Sunday, April 24, 2pm-4 p.m. at The Bullhouse Restaurant as a Thank You to those who donated to the cost of the Electronic Bulletin Board.

Electronic Bulletin Board: Fred Holman has been notified that we now need a “Use Variance” in addition to the “Area Variance” which we already have.  So he has filled out the application and it is in progress.

Bed Tax:  Town of Horicon has approved bed tax funds for Brant Lake Winter Carnival, $1,000 and St. Patrick’s Day Parade, $1200.

Woofstock:  Even though she is on vacation, Cindy is starting work on this event.

The Odd Duck:  Still looking towards an opening of May 1st.

North Warren Central School: “The Lion King” production looks to be an excellent performance this year.  Tickets are already gone for Friday night performance.  For those wishing to attend, there are still tickets available for the free Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. performances.

Spring Zing:  Donnie shared a flyer about the Warren County Fish Hatchery Fishing Clinic and Open House to be held on Saturday, May 14th, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rain or Shine.  Free Admission and Lunch (hot dogs, chips & drink) 12:00-1:00 p.m., Free Raffles for Fishing Gear every hour, open to kids/adults/any age. 

The Alliance’s next meeting is on  Friday, April 1, 2016, 9:00 a.m. at Panther Mt. Inn. You do NOT have to be a business owner to attend!