Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Clyde SPAN Minutes 10-06-2020

 The minutes of the October 6, 2020, meeting of SPAN held at the Galen Historical Society Brick Church at 6:30 p.m.

Present: Hugh Miner; Kelly Furman; Sandi Bastedo; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Nicole Malbone; David Hickey; Amber Clingerman (via Zoom); Jennifer Peeso; Michelle Mouio; and Amy Bullard.

1. Kelly Furman called the meeting to order at 6:35.

2. Treasurer’s report. Amber reported an ending balance of $12361.27.

3. Membership: Rose Jeanne reported a total of 88 members.

4. Kiosks: Hugh had nothing to report at this time. He’s meeting with Tom Sawtelle this week.

5. Discussion about Oct 24 event at Lauraville: The trail is for the adults. A list of rules will be distributed. Beth Claypool of the Department of health has been notified. We will follow the cleaning, masking and distancing protocols. Parking areas and signage will be added. The Village will be added on the flier as cosponsor. Disclaimer : ”proceed at your own risk” will be added. Should we add a car show? Should we place an ad in the paper? No, it might draw too many people. We will have one entrance to aid in any contact tracing. Hugh will add a press release about the cemetery walk.

6. On Tuesday, a planning session is set for 5:15 at the Advanced Atomization Technologies Plant for the Oct. 26 event.

7. Amy said a musician is available for the Pavilion on the 26th.

8. Re: kayaks: we are still searching for the best deals. Hugh will check Dick’s Sporting in Henrietta, NY

9. Discussion: Who has what role to play in the planning? Suggest a pre-planning email list. Should we clean up our email list to restrict to members only?

10. Next meeting: Location to be determined. Masks required, 6 foot distances to be maintained.

11. Hugh Miner moved that we adjourn at 7:53.

Respectfully submitted,

David Hickey

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

October greetings to you Clyde/Galen supporters - from ClydeSPAN

This mid-month newsletter will tell you about our plans for a very public activity on Saturday, October 24, 2020. That is one week before Halloween which is the main reason why we are calling it “Eerie on the Erie.”

Actually the event starts on Wednesday, October 21, at Lauraville Landing between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. when 200 pumpkins will be handed out to youth and adults who want to take a pumpkin home to carve and return on Saturday morning between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. There are two rewards for carving a pumpkin. One is the chance to win a raffle (a free ticket being handed out on Saturday morning). The other is the opportunity to take the pumpkin home in the evening after it is used to light the way for those who walk a shortened trail east of Lauraville Landing. Both adults and youth can participate.

The first event of “Eerie on the Erie” will be the opportunity to take a tour of the Maple Grove Cemetery either at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. This is a non-scary event but very informative as many of Clyde’s historical people are buried there. People should park at the entrance of the Cemetery. To get to the cemetery, take the eastward street (Redfield) that is just south of the Route 414 bridge over the Canal.  Bend around the hill for less than a mile and the cemetery will be in view. People will socially distant. Masks will be provided for those who need one. The tour leaders will be Hugh Miner and Nicole Malbone.

The events of the afternoon at Lauraville Landing will begin at 3 p.m. That is when people can go to a registration table and sign in. That is when one of the bands will be playing. That is also when people can check out art and craft vendors. That will be available between 3 and 6 p.m.

From 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will be the time that younger children with their adults can take a shortened trail walk that will include a story being told as they walk along. The walks will continue over a period of time so that unrelated people can be socially distanced.

At 5 p.m. the second of the two bands who are coming will start its performance. The bands will be located under the pavilion. Those needing a place to sit and be covered will be able to take advantage of the public school’s loan of some tents.  Please bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets.

From 6:30 to 8:30 the eerie walk on the trail will be held for the older attendees.

At 7 p.m. two activities will be going on. One, for the younger children, there will be at story-telling site. For those who are older, a great “B” movie will be shown. The added incentive for staying for these events will be the free cider and donuts.

In case there are updates to this information that I have given, check out the Facebook pages for ClydeSPAN or the Clyde-Savannah Central School.  And we give a thank you to the Village of Clyde for its guidance.

Thanks for “listening.”