What a Weekend in Croton!

This letter was published in this week’s issue of The Gazette.

To the Editor,
What a weekend in Croton. We kicked the weekend off early with our second Croton United “Meet the Candidates” night on Thursday. Thank you to all who attended.
There were also a lot of activities on Sunday. The Fall Arts Festival was such a hit. The people that I have spoken with each had their own idea of the best piece of art. The Croton Historical Society also did a great job with the new exhibit, “Get Ready for an Earthquake, the Construction of New U.S. Route 9, the Destruction of Croton Landing” which was at the Municipal building. Seeing the pictures on the wall of what our great village looked like before Route 9 was built is worth a look. Listening to the many stories from the residents that lived here prior to 1955 of what Croton was like before Route 9 was built was both educational and interesting. My eight-year-old daughter liked looking at the pictures and eating the cookies.  There was even an outdoor mass at Vassallo Park. This was such an enjoyable way to celebrate mass. I hope this happens again.  

This is just one of many great weekends that my family has enjoyed in Croton over the last fifteen years. Thank you to the Croton on the Arts and the Croton Historical Society Council for hosting such great events for the public this weekend.  

Ken Walsh