We raised almost $16,000.00. Proceeds go to the participating artists, the Saugerties Takeout Project ( supporting both Saugerties restaurants and Saugerties families),the Saugerties VFW and American Legion, the Saugerties Chamber of Commerce, and a scholarship to a graduating Saugerties High School student.
We thank the 35 incredible artists who participated and the 35 plus individual and business sponsors who supported this great project. We also thank the Village Mayor Bill Murphy and staff, Town Supervisor Fred Costello and staff, Police Chief Joseph Sinagra and the Police Department, the Village Department of Public Works, Robert Langdon of Emerge Gallery for his “Fluttering Around” video walk around tour, Michael Nelson of Michael Nelson Photography for taking butterfly photos for our walk around map, John Iannelli of Iannelli Photography for setting up and running our online auction, the local radio & TV stations who allowed us to promote the event, Marge Block for allowing us to use the beautiful Dutch Barn at the Kiersted House to store the butterflies and Vincent Mclaughlin for watching over them. It takes more than a village; it also takes a town.
See you next year!
Mark Smith, Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Chair
Peggy Schwartz, Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair