The LGBTQ Community Center had their ribbon cutting ceremony today in uptown Kingston; marking it's official grand open to a packed crowd of members, City Leaders, and Supporters. This is a great day for uptown Kingston, this community center will revitalize Uptown Kingston, just like it has for other communities such as Hudson, NY. This center will serve as an information center for people who live alternative lifestyles, I think it is important that this resource is in place for people. I applaud the chapter president Ginny Apuzzo for choosing Kingston to be the home for the center's Hudson Valley chapter.
During the Ceremony Ginny Apuzzo had words of encouragement for commerce in Kingston:
“The community will serve as an engine economically in this area. If you look up and down the streets there are restaurants and retail stores. After this event today, I bet a fair number of people will walk around, climb into these restaurants, stop and have a drink, or just look at some stores they never got to look at.”
Some notables at today's event were; Kingston Mayor James Sottile, Council President Jim Noble, Alderman Ringwood, Alderman Brown, Alderman Madsen, Alderman Teetsil, Alderman Reynolds, U.C. Legislator's Sue Zimet, Rob Parete and Peter Kraft, also in attendance was Ulster County Democratic Chairman John Parete