To the editor:
The Saturday following a week defined by 96 consecutive hours of snowfall created the perfect environment for Cazenovia Community Preschool's Holiday Tree Sale on Dec. 11. So while Mother Nature is certainly deserving of thanks for contributing to the success of the event, a number of community members round out the list of those to whom extreme gratitude is due.
Frolic Taylor, proprietor of Deer Hill Estate Bed and Breakfast, provided the quintessential setting for hearty tree hunters to cut their own trees and enjoy baked goods and hot chocolate, as well as visit with Santa and make reindeer food. Ms. Taylor's generosity in donating the trees from her property is much appreciated.
Event organizers, Rosemary Thompson and Torrey Lansing, recruited a dedicated group of volunteers to publicize the sale, bake delicious treats, make ornaments, man sale tables, take photos with Santa, and serve as "woodsmen." Special acknowledgement is extended to Shelley Hausser, Joe Lansing, Kevin Thompson, Charlie Andrews, Scott Baker, John Ross, Peter Winkert, Chrissie Tyrrell-Baker, Renee Adams, Kelly Isbell, Stefanie Lints, Joe Lazarsky, Aileen Randolph, Christy Falso, Corinne Enders, Sue Lordon, Ken Cheal, Tricia Larkin, Karen Reynolds, Sue LaGorga, Jen Hunt, Debbie Campbell and a special guest from the North Pole for their willingness to brave the cold and wear a smile throughout the day.
Cazenovia Preservation Foundation's notification of all CPF members with regards to the event ensured additional patrons and is gratefully acknowledged.
A final thank you is extended to all who attended the Holiday Tree Sale. The unprecedented traffic jam on Burlingame Rd. was a sight to behold!
All proceeds from the Tree Sale and the Christmas Walk booth are used by CCP to offer tuition scholarships. Community members are reminded to mark their calendars for CCP's next fundraiser, the WinterFest SnowBall, to be held Saturday Feb. 5 at the Brae Loch Inn.
Kelli Johnson, Interim Co-Chair, CCP Board of Directors