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Thank you from Peterboro for successful Civil War weekend

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the editor:

The Smithfield Community Association wishes to thank the many businesses and the more than 100 volunteers who contributed to the success of the 21st annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend.

This year’s event, even though a bit dampened by the weather, continued to demonstrate how a community can work together to highlight the pride that the community has in its history, and for its future.

This year’s event was sponsored by Madison County Tourism, Dougherty Pharmacy Inc., Norman K. Dann Sterling Silver Jewelry, John Froass & Son, Inc., M. Burton Marshall, Miles B. Marshall Insurance, Karst Tree Services, Chittenango Rotary foundation, Oneida Savings Bank, Auto Parts of Morrisville, Assemblyman Bill Magee, Deli on the Green Peterboro, A.W. Kincaid Well Drilling and Water Systems., MacKinnon Liquors, Smithfield Fire Department and the town of Smithfield. Please consider using the services of these local businesses that care enough to support our community.

But the biggest contribution to our success is the work of the more than 100 volunteers who gave their time and expertise to help the event run smoothly. To put it plainly, you folks are what makes it possible. Thank you!

And once again, you can’t have a reenactment without re-enactors. These folks, who are dedicated to making history come alive, are the core of our event. So a special thank you goes to Bill and Carol Mayers, and the 12th US Infantry Co. A for organizing the troops.

We would like to also thank the Smithfield Fire Department for providing a delicious chicken barbecue on Saturday and for providing traffic control, the Peterboro United Methodist Church for providing a delicious pancake breakfast on Sunday, the Smithfield Highway Department for providing traffic control and help in setting fences and the Perryville Boy Scouts for directing cars for parking.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make this event a success.

STEVE JOECKEL

SMITHFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

CIVIL WAR WEEKEND COMMITTEE

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