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Minutes: May 1, 2019

Meeting called to order at: 7:30 p.m.

Flag Salute

Board of Recreation Members in Attendance:

Denise Urbaniak
Carolyn Cacace
Joyce Brensinger
Mishelle Downtain

No Quorum

Previous month’s minutes approved:
Seconded:

Open to the public: 7:30 - 7:45

Old Business:

Earthfest:

Went as well as could be expected with the weather (rain, wind, cold temperatures)

Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival:

June 22, 2019
Theme: Summer in the Mountains
Painting rocks can be included as another activity
Joyce will ask Painted Grape to be a judge, and perhaps do a demonstration
Kelly - will do popcorn again
Need: water, ice pops, face painter

Spring Event:

TBD

Pavement to Pinwheel:

Participant feedback is that they are enjoying it. We have 30-50 people on Tuesday hikes, 13-20 people on Saturday hikes.

May 5th 5K:

Need pacers and race marshalls and helpers for registration

Memorial Day Parade:

Need volunteers to pass out flags
Parade is at 10 a.m., please meet at Dunkin’ Donuts at 9:30 to hand out flags

Bike/Hike/Kite Day:

No updates yet, still waiting for biking permission on certain trails

Playground at Vernon Flats:

DPW crew is supposed to get playground prepped and installed by Memorial Day

Butterfly Release

Something to research

New Business:

Turkey Trot:

Thanksgiving, 2019
Possibility of a new route? Ideas included Great Gorge Golf Course cart path (no road closures)
Maybe more prizes for the winners (Candy Apple Shoppe)

Fall Trail Program:

There is a lot of enthusiasm from the current participants. They would like to continue with this program
Due to daylight constrictions, maybe limit to just Saturdays, 1x to 2x per month.
Possibility of organized hikes at Wallkill Refuge

June 1st National Trails Day:

Possibility of Ryan Benz, a Vernon native and through hiker, would like to talk about hiking

Summer Movie Nights:

Possibly in July and August
Use Maple Grange field with PAL’s blow up screen

Motion to adjourn meeting at
Motion seconded by:

Meeting ended: 8:55

Next meeting: 05/01/2019