Friday, July 17, 2020
July SPAN Newsletter
Hi to all of you who love Clyde and Galen,
SPAN had its July monthly meeting outdoors at the Lauraville Landing pavilion, and we only had to stop a couple of times for the trains going by.
As I am writing this, there is another great art event going on over at the Kee Kee Run cafe. For $25, a person got an art kit and dessert and be led in painting by Kelly Jackson. SPAN was happy to be a co-sponsor of this event.
Last month I told you of our effort to update the three kiosks in town. Tom Sawtelle and I have come up with plans to re-do two of the three panels on each kiosk. The third panel, which highlights Clyde history, does not need to be changed. One of the current challenges is making sure we can find the plexiglass which will cover the changed panels. Plexiglass is one of those items in short supply if the manufacturers of it had to shut down during the pandemic. As I said last month, we will keep you informed.
It was good to have Mayor Jerry Fremouw at the July meeting. Even though, as he informed us, that the carnival, parade and fireworks were likely to be canceled this year, he is looking forward to two events that are still scheduled for the central park area. One is the 50th year celebration of the Cellar Savers, at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, August 12. The other event is a car show that is set for Saturday, August 15, which will start at 10 a.m.
This next item is a mixture of bad news/good news. Sometime during the three-day period of June 18-20 four SPAN kayaks were stolen from the shed at the Lauraville campsite. We don’t know how it was done since the lock on the shed was not damaged. The Clyde police were informed and they are continuing even now to track down leads for the kayaks, which were each labeled with the words “Sun Dolphin.” But what is the good news? Our insurance policy will allow us to purchase at least one kayak as a replacement. The July 7 meeting also voted to purchase one more kayak from our existing funds. And if anyone wants to donate toward another purchase, we decided that a donation of $20 would also be counted as payment of next year’s SPAN dues. We will also be looking at a better lock and a camera to keep this from happening again.
And here is a great “thank you” regarding the campsite. Pastor Al Weaver who lives near the campsite but only recently discovered its existence, walked over there, without any encouragement, and put his weed-eater to work and made it possible to use the four campsites and picnic area. (That green stuff sure can grow!) If you haven’t met Al, he is the fellow playing his guitar outside the Baptist Church (now Open Arms Community Fellowship) on Friday evenings.
Finally, Supervisor Steve Groat and I will be holding a meeting of people from Savannah and Clyde/Galen who would like to take part in planning local events to commemorate the establishing of the County of Wayne 200 years ago, as of 2023. Let me know if you would like to attend. It is appropriate that Clyde/Galen and Savannah are working together, since we were combined into one township in 1823.
Thanks for listening. (If you want to respond by postal mail, the address is Clyde SPAN, PO Box 14, Clyde, NY 14433. My email is – email@example.com . Hugh Miner