A visitor to a recent car show in Chestertown, an event sponsored by the Panther Mountain Inn and the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance, checks out Holly Palmer's 1962 Chevy Impala Super Sport 409. A follow-up car show in Chestertown held Sept. 14 was a considerable success. The Tri-Lakes Business Alliance is successfully boosting both commerce and culture in the northern Warren County region. Oct. 6 and 7, the group is sponsoring a community garage sale along Rte. 9 through Chestertown.
Organizers of the Car Hop held recently in Chestertown say the event was a great success with about 120 people turning out to enjoy the vintage vehicles and $120 raised on the 50-50 raffle.
Seventeen cars participated in the car show on the grounds of Panther Mountain Inn, whose proprietor Don Butler donated the trophies. Winning first place was Holly Palmer and her 1962 Chevy Impala SS, 2nd Place, Chris Marinelli's 1966 Chevy Chevelle, 3rd Place: Mike Smith's 71 Dodge Demon, and 4th Place: Mike D'Angelico's 1967 Olds Delmont.
Prime rib dinners were offered and the cars rode up to the Pine Tree Motel as well as taking a few laps up and down Main Street. The last Car Hop of the season is to be held Oct. 19 and Gallo Realty will be donating the trophies.
The Tin Tepee Campground is sponsoring a Toys for Tots ATV poker run on Oct. 13. Entry fee is $10 and everyone is asked to bring a new unwrapped gift. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there are various trails and stations set up as destinations where participating ATV riders can obtain cards for their poker hand. For details, contact Tin Tepee at 494-5555 or through the web page www.toysfortots.com.
The Tri-lakes Business Alliance officials have noted that plans are progressing well for their Main Street Garage Sale event, set for Oct. 6 and 7
Garnet Signs has donated a banner which is hanging on the fence in front of the Chamber of Commerce to promote the sale, and about a dozen individuals have reserved their free spaces in the Glens Falls National Bank parking lot as well as Tri-Lakes Storage. As of Friday Sept. 21, 9 individual s signed up for their home-based sales to be depicted on the map. The sale will be run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Winter is approaching and Alliance representatives will again be attending the Chester Town Board meetings to advocate possible re-opening of Theriot Ave — keeping a small lane unplowed — and leaving the east sidewalk on Main St. through town unplowed to allow direct access for snowmobiles from the Rte 8 and Rte. 9 traffic signal. Alliance members have noted that such easier access into downtown by snowmobilers would be a huge benefit to all restaurants and retail stores on Main St. The next Town Board meeting is at 7:s0 p.m. Oct. 9.
it was announced that Brandon Himoff developed a Facebook page for the Alliance, and all everyone is invited to sign on and “Like” the group, which has its next meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at the Panther Mountain Inn.