A great big jolly thank you to everyone who attended The Magic of Christmas in Essex on December 13. We had such a wonderful turnout and it’s because of so many people who pitched in to make it a worthwhile and festive event.
We would like to thank the following for their support: all of the participating vendors and downtown Essex businesses, Tom and Mary Ann Mangano for PR help, Emily Phillips and CEVE, Steven Kellogg and Pinkerton, Catherine DeWolff and the Town of Essex Highway Crew for clearing the roads at the last minute, Ted and Cathy Taylor for the donation of the Christmas tree, Jan and John Fortune for cookies and cocoa, Katie Shepard, George Davis and Donna Sonnet for helping get the word out, Bob and Carole Harsh, Jane Terlouw, Rob Ivy, Pat Burnes, Tom Duca, Cena Shaw, Jennifer Moore and the students of WCS for caroling, Kristina & Mike Hartzell, Andy Beneng, Kate Moses and her family, Essex Initiatives for their support, Drew Reithel of the Willsboro Diner who was responsible for preparing the pancake breakfast and the men of the Essex F&A Masons who served it and Ron Jackson and the Essex Volunteer Fire Department who provided the venue for the breakfast, and finally, Santa and Mrs. Claus for taking time out of their busy schedule to be with the children.
We thank everyone for coming to Essex to help celebrate the Christmas season. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Ken Hughes and Susie Smith
Co-Organizers, Christmas in Essex