To the Valley News:
This was a winter for ice skating, was is not? The frigid cold temps made for perfect skating conditions, but other conditions made ice skating particularly great this year in Elizabethtown.
There was a concerted effort to revitalize the skating rink and encourage its use. Thanks to those who, each in their own way, contributed to a successful skating season in Elizabethtown:
Previous and current Elizabethtown Town Board members; Town of Elizabethtown employees; Elizabethtown-Lewis Youth Commission; NYCO Minerals; Moriah shock crews; Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club; Creating Healthy Places Program of Essex County Public Health; Bub’s Pizza; Kim’s Karpets; Rick Olcott, Terry Pulsifer, Jeff Gaveletz, Maggie Bartley, Ben Morris, Karen Disogra, Paul Pulsifer, Megan Rushby, and Claude Turner – other quiet contributors and those I’m forgetting. Your support was truly appreciated.
Over 60 people skated on the busiest Friday night, one of many hosted by the Elizabethtown-Lewis Youth Commission. The ice was in constant use after school and on weekends. There were grandmothers, tykes, teens and everyone in between. Skaters commented on the great ice conditions, the fun they had, and how fortunate we were to have the rink, lights and warming shed well cared for and open regularly.
With spring here, I reflect upon this winter with fond memories and think of all this contribution as a sign of our growing social capital. My thanks go out to all involved with the skating success - just one example of how we as a community benefit from the investment and cooperation of our members.
Jessica Darney Buehler