FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Celebrate Comeau Day
On September 29 from 11A.M. to 4 P.M., after over a decade
of study, legislation, and litigation culminating in the implementation of the
Comeau conservation easement, the Town of Woodstock will host its first annual
Celebrate Comeau Day – a feast of fun, food, and exciting and informative
activities honoring this special jewel in the heart of Woodstock village.
The day will highlight the extraordinary and diverse habitats
that make up the property as well as the varied activities that occur there:
- In a
plein air paint-out, local artists will sketch and paint, inspired by the
mountain vistas, streams, woods, fields, plants and animals found on the
Comeau. The 5 X 7 signed works will be offered for sale that same day for
will conduct a variety of tours focused on the habitats and history of the
activities for children, including a Critter Hike and games will promote
understanding and enjoyment of the property.
Woodstock Historical Society will present an exhibit on post WW II
Woodstock. All ages are welcome to participate in making corn husk dolls.
Princes of Serendip will provide musical entertainment.
- Soccer games for kids and adults will
provide excitement and amusement.
Frisbee participants will demonstrate the skills and joys of playing Frisbee.
“Tales of the Comeau” booth will record memories that town residents and
visitors have that are connected to the Comeau property. This video will
be broadcast on public access TV and the internet.
of the Town Board, the Woodstock Land Conservancy, and the Comeau
Stewardship Advisory Committee will be available to provide information
and answer questions on all things Comeau.
Picnicking is welcome. Lemonade
and cookies will be provided. Please join us at this delightful event.
Funds raised from the sale of art,
Comeau cards, and Longyear maple syrup will be used to build an information
kiosk, improve trail signage, create a Comeau brochure, and support educational
Contact: Grace Murphy