In each community there are those benchmark, remarkable events that define and showcase some of the proud, industrious, and dedicated residents who make up the weave and fabric or the place.
One of those remarkable events took place last weekend, when the annual lighting celebration of the Sullivan Roadhouse and Museum occurred. Always a visual and social delight, LouAnn, Christie and crew outdid themselves once again. Gives proof to the old adage: Not getting older, just getting better!
The Roadhouse was warm, not only in terms of temperature, but in terms of appeal, with decorations, welcoming staff, delectable goodies and beverages.
Steve, bless his heart, took family fotos all afternoon, the pics being emailed to the folks without cost. EVERYONE wanted a foto before the superbly decorated tree!
75 to 100 folks circulated through during the course of the afternoon, greeting others not seen for awhile, and some seen only yesterday. The museum and its history were introduced to some who had never been inside–funny how that works–you live in New York and never visit the Statue of Liberty, and live in Delta and never visit the museum and Roadhouse.
Then suddenly, at 4:30, Christie rushed about unplugging heaters so that fuses wouldn’t blow, and the switch was thrown, and accompanied by oohs and aahs, the superlative decorations of the Roadhouse grounds was revealed in all of its glory. WOW!
There are those who are fortunate enough to drive past the display each day–the rest of you need to create a reason. Bring the kids, or your sweetheart, or your mom, and you, too, will have reason to ooh and aah.
Ms Carol Watkins, volunteer photographer, deserves thanx for preserving the panorama on film. (Photos of the day)!
And sometime, write a personal note to the crew, who donated so many hours and so much creative energy to the community for your enjoyment, thanking them for, as one of them put it, standing arm in arm on the grounds, their “…Labor of Love…”. They make Delta special!