MAYOR DAVE MERANDY AND THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO ENDURED THE HEAT AND MARCHED IN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND TO THOSE WHO, THROUGH THEIR GENEROUSITY OF TIME, ENERGY AND DONATIONS, MADE IT A GREAT DAY!!!!!!
To Kim Connor & Nick Groombridge of the OLD VFW HALL for once again sponsoring the fireworks!
To Magazzino Italian Art and M&T Bank for making the Live Music possible!
To The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce for the large street banner!
To our merchant friends on Main Street: The Hudson House, Archipelago at Home, Cold Spring Antiques Vault, Old Souls, Go-Go Pops, The Country Goose and Vintage Violet who generously answered our support letter!
To the American Legion and VFW for their hospitality and use of their building!
To our Grand Marshal Joe Etta and our amazing Veterans!
To the Town of Philipstown for their donation and to Carl, Adam and Tom for arranging and dropping off the stage trailer!
To our friends outside of the Village: Valenti Concrete for their donation and to Mid-Hudson Concrete for the use of their Porta-Johns at Dockside Park!
To our local papers: The Putnam County News & Recorder and The Highlands Current for helping with ads and donating discounts and space!
To Bugsy and the Highway Crew for an amazing job, before, during and after!
To Officer-In-Charge Larry Burke, Sheriff Robert Langley Jr. and all the officers and cadets who kept things moving and in order!
To Phil Heffernan for once again creating a beautiful poster!
To the West Point Hell Cats, the Highlands Pipe Band and the PerSisters Bucket Drum Group for the great parade music!
To the Girl Scouts and Putnam History Museum for their wonderful floats!
To John and Simon Pieza for representing the Boy Scouts!
To our friends at Hudson Valley Shakespeare for marching!
To our Fantastic Pie Judges: Lori Ely, Kevin Lahey and Zanne Early Stewart; and our Pie Handlers: Pete Smith, Cathy Lim, Cathy Carnevale, Daniel Yalisove and Valentina Rybakogo!
To those who lent their Classic Vehicles and those who chauffeured our vets: Terry Turner, Phil & Patty D’Amato, Bob Maguire, Tom Monroe, Bill Bujarski, Tim Walberer and Tom Scuccimarra!
To our local elected officials: Philipstown Supervisor Richard Shea and Councilmen Mike Leonard & Bob Flaherty, Nelsonville Mayor William O’Neill, Sheriff Robert Langley Jr. and Legislator Barbara Scuccimarra!
To Philipstown’s Finest: Cold Spring Fire Company, Continental Village Fire Department, Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corp. and Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
SPECIAL THANKS To Andrew Pidala who once again supplied the event with all the electrical and lighting needs!
VERY SPECIAL THANKS To those who made the music possible with their talents and equipment: Andy Revkin, Joe Johnson, Jason Huges & LNJ Tech Services, Damion McDonald, Al Hemberger, Patrick Jones, Todd Giudice, Nick Poholchuk and John Teagle!!!!
To The Breakneck Ridge Revue for kicking off a great day of music!
To The Chris O’Leary Band for a smoking set!
To our volunteers who worked throughout the day: Ike DeJesus, Dan Dillon, Bob Flaherty, the Foley-Hedlund Family, Norah Hart, Dave Marzollo, Gloria McVey and Karen & Richard Shea!
…AND last, and certainly not least, to the incredible volunteers who worked for months coordinating the event and then spent hours the day of helping wherever needed: Maria Bonizio, Ruthanne Cullinan Barr, Angela Ghiozzi, Jill Golden and Jeff Vidakovich!!!