Monday, June 30, 2008
An Event T.R. Would Have Been Proud Of
The Jazz festival/ fourth of July celebration was really something last night. Thousands of people were in attendance and it was just a great community event. For the past two years local businesses have picked up the tab for the fireworks, and the City of Kingston provides a full staff of people to make sure things run smoothly. Late Mayor T.R. Gallo started the event several years ago and made it what is today, he absolutely loved this event.I couldn't help but look around today and think how proud he would have been tonight.
A special thanks to Mayor Sottile, the mayor's task force, Kathy Janeczek, Katie Cook, Toni Roser, all the local Kingston businesses and everyone else that really worked hard to put this on.
One observation from yesterday's event was there were a ton of people walking around with Hein and Auerbach stickers on. I was very impressed with the amount of support and name recognition the two have so early on in the campaign...both were in attendance at yesterdays event.
And to be fair both Len Bernardo and Jim Quigley also showed up... at around 830 or so, I was heading down to the docks and heard a loud voice yell, HEY BLABER.... I looked up and saw Jim Quigley off in the distance of the crowd. Quigley came up to me with Bernardo and said I just want it to be known the out of towner's were here...a reference to a blog posting a few days ago. Duly noted, Mr. Quigley.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 12:30 AM