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Grand Opening :: Beacon Welcome Center!

Sep 2010
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Grand Opening :: Beacon Welcome Center!

Celebrate on Second Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 4pm

The Beacon Welcome Center will open its doors to the public on Beacon Second Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 4pm. The wonderful new building has been created by and will be staffed by Beacon volunteers. Come see inside, and enjoy light refreshments and entertainment by the students of Ballet Arts Studio & Dutchess Ballet Company.

The Center will serve as a welcome to visitors where they will be able to obtain information regarding the city and the area, helping visitors take full advantage of what the area has to offer. The Center will be staffed by volunteers starting Second Saturday and will be open on weekends: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11am—6pm.

The Welcome Center is a striking example of what can be done when community members work together to realize a unique vision. Many volunteers working under the leadership of George Mansfield have made the most of a small amount of seed money from Preserve America. The Welcome Center would not be possible if not for the talent, generosity, and efforts of the following:

Alison Moritsugu, Aryeh Siegel, Bank Square CoffeeHouse, Beacon Highway Department Staff, Beacon Terminals, Beacon Water Department Staff, Bennett Gray, Bill Miller Box Design, Brothers Trattoria, Central Construction, Chris Ermides, Cindy Marsh, Clareann Grimaldi, Dan Spitzer, Dash Lock and Key, Denis White, Design Communications Ltd, Emmet Marron, Etha Grogan, Frank Baxter, Freddy McGrew,
Gary Joseph, George Mansfield, Hank Dutch, Home Depot, Homespun Foods, Hudson Valley Paint and Decorating, James Westwater,  Jennifer Smith, Jerry Landisi, Jessica Wickham, Jill Reynolds, John Joseph, Joseph Ayers, Justin Riccobono, Kazumi Tanaka, Lani Offen, Laurel Smith, Linda Hubbard, Local 5 Bricklayers, Maneri Roofing, Marjam, Marlene Fredericks, Max’s on Main, McMillen Plumbing, MetConix, Minute Man Construction, Mixture, Modart, Montfort Brothers, Niche Modern, Norm and Ann MacCleod, Palisi Auto Body, Pat Freeman, Pat McElduff,  Patrick Kerr, Pleasant Ridge II, Poppy’s, Randall Martin Design, Randall Okey, Ray Moore Concrete, Reliable Glass,  Riverview Industries,  Ronnie Farley, Sara Pasti,  Shane Hobel,  SK Electric,  Stefen Petric, Stephen Clair, The Creamery, Valenti Concrete, Wendy Gilvey, Willy Vassalo, Zora Dora

Beacon resident Cindy Marsh is coordinating the volunteers. Two training sessions have been held with the assistance of Mary Kay Vrba and Lydia Higginson of Dutchess County Tourism, and Linda Hubbard of RiverWinds Gallery. RiverWinds Gallery, at 172 Main St, will continue to function as the Beacon Information Center when the Welcome Center is not open.  If you are interested in volunteering to work at the Welcome Center, please contact Brian Kelly: cityofbeacon@cityofbeacon.org or (845)838-5000 x510.