Comeau Day - September 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

First Annual 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 $75.00.
  • Naturalists will conduct a variety of tours focused on the habitats and history of the Comeau.
  • Special activities for children, including a Critter Hike and games will promote understanding and enjoyment of the property.
  • The Woodstock Historical Society will present an exhibit on post WW II Woodstock. All ages are welcome to participate in making corn husk dolls.
  • The Princes of Serendip will provide musical entertainment.
  •  Soccer games for kids and adults will provide excitement and amusement.
  • Ultimate Frisbee participants will demonstrate the skills and joys of playing Frisbee.
  • A “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.
  • Representatives 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 activities.

Contact:   Grace Murphy

                   gracemurphy@hvc.rr.com

                   845-679-6859

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