Help sought for Ministry’s car seat effort
A volunteer is needed to help Joe Klewicki at North Country Ministry with the agency’s ongoing car seat safety program. This initiative provides modest-income families in Warren County with car seats for children and infants. The program includes instructing families about proper car seat installation, which is vital in saving lives.
Contact Klewicki at 623-4939 if interested in volunteering a few hours per month to serve as a car-seat technician. We hear that North Country Ministry is the only organization in Warren County that runs such a program like this, and Klewicki is to be congratulated for his years of work to safeguard our local youngsters.
Local businesses featured in ‘Car Hop’
A variety of local businesses will be participating as vendors in the debut Warrensburg Car Hop event, set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday Sept. 12 on upper Main St..
The event features a show of antique and classic vehicles, combined with diner food served up street-side.
While area residents and visitors are enjoying the fun of an American tradition from a half-century ago, businesses will be offering their wares and services, or merely getting acquainted with people who attend the hop, centered at Luck-E-Star diner uptown.
Members of the Greater Warrensburg Business Alliance, the organization sponsoring the Car Hop, will be manning a food table outside Luck-E-Star, while radio station WCKM hosts a live broadcast nearby, playing tunes over their PA system.
The local enterprises Miller Art & Frame and Amp Computers will be teaming up to shoot photographs of vintage vehicles and their owners, printing them up on the spot.
Representatives of Enzo Optics, an optical laboratory in town, will be presenting samples of their wares and informing people about how they can provide an array of customized top-quality lenses and designer frames at deeply discounted wholesale prices. The proprietors of Owl Valley Farm of Chestertown will be on hand to talk about their operations which includes growing hops locally for beer brewers.
Green Mansions Golf Resort will also be represented. Nemec’s Sport Shop and Farm & Garden will also be on hand, likely showing an array of their goods and services. Braley & Noxon Hardware will also have a selection of their wares, while the Chestertown-based Tri-Lakes Business Alliance will be on site to promote their upcoming Rum-Runners Weekend.
Vintage and custom vehicles including sedans, trucks and motorcycles will be on display in the Main Street parking lots of Luck-E-Star, Smith’s Garage, Warrensburg Car Care and Krystal Chrysler-Jeep, according to event co-chair Candice Healy.
“Our goal is to have businesses work together and promote one another, as well as encourage residents to patronize local businesses, creating a greater sense of community,” she said. The Warrensburg Business Alliance, of which she is co-chair, held its initial event several weeks ago. Named Taste of Warrensburg, the popular event featured samplings of food cooked up by local restaurants. Admission is free to the Warrensburg Car Hop. The rain date is Sept. 13.
Annual Sept. 11 Memorial approaching
Warrensburg’s annual September 11 Memorial Service is to be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 11 at the Floyd Bennett Bandstand on upper Main St.. The service is to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks 12 years ago in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. All are invited to attend the event, which is the most prominent memorial event of its kind in the region.
The memorial service is hosted by the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. and annually a dozen or so fire companies and ambulance squads in the region participate.
Church’s Fall Carnival next weekend
Holy Cross Episcopal Church is holding a family-oriented festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 14 at their church on Main St. The event features free carnival games with prizes, sack races and a bounce house as well as various food and snacks. All are welcome to attend.
Teens sought for huge Garage Sale
The World’s Largest Garage Sale is approaching, and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is seeking teenagers to work at various food booths.
The sale, which attracts 50,000 or so into town each year, has dozens of food vendors that need help serving up their concoctions. This year’s great sale is set for Saturday Oct. 5 and Sunday Oct. 6.
Teenagers 15 to 19 years old who are available to work several hours that weekend are encouraged to call Nancy at 623-2161.