Work by countless volunteers made 40th a success
Rain didn’t put a damper on the 40th anniversary Antique, Craft & Flea Market sponsored by the Auxiliary of Margaretville Memorial Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center.
Despite the intermittent showers, Auxiliary President Sue Adams said this was another banner year with many vendors participating and a steady flow of patrons coming through the gates, particularly after the skies cleared.
The auxiliary president gave credit to all the volunteers who work at the entrance gates, making early morning coffee and serving donuts, food concessions cooking and selling hamburgers and hotdogs, membership table, quilt and afghan table and the chicken barbecue.
“With the coordination of Doug Hinkley and Lee Austin, co-chairs, this event is a great success,” stated Mrs. Adams.
She also acknowledged the many other community members who played key rolls in the market. These included: Rob Allison and RETTEW Engineering for field layout, Mat McMullen for marking the field, the village Maintenance Crew for fence and field preparation, Bill Russell and Middletown Highway Crew for putting up the fence, the Margaretville Fire Department for use of fence, the Margaretville Village Crew for trash removal, Uncle Bob’s for Porta Johns, Colleen McDaniel and Cathy Hinkley for vendor check-in, Gary Atkin, Charles DiGiacomo, JR Lawrence, Phil O’Beirne, Gary Marks and Larry Roadman for placement of vendors, JR Lawrence and Jack Barnet for field cleanup, employees of MTC for its year-round assistance.
Mrs. Adams also thanked Lee Austin for coordinating the concessions, Joan Holly and Al Doubrava for coordinating the soft drinks, Karol and Jon Adams for coordinating the entrance gates, John Riedl for membership, Nancy Ericson for organizing the quilt and afghan table, Joe Grieco for donating the donuts and serving the coffee along with Rich Schaedle at 4 a.m., Adams Fair Acre Farms for donating the hot dogs, Roni and Ed Daley for advertisement, the Margaretville Rotary Club, Peg Sweeney for coordinating the bake goods, Betty DeSilva, Russell Schebesta and Carol Jean Finch for coordinating the financials, Connie Mathiesen for coordinating the food order, Butch Williams and MMH staff for coordinating the table and chairs, as well as the mobile van, Marilyn Donnelly and the staff of Margaretville Hospital for donating their time and efforts to man the mobile van and provide blood pressure checks and glucose testing and Bertha VonHassel for donating the potato salad.
“I also want to thank, from the bottom of my heart, all of you who come and donate their time and energy, who bake for our bake sale and patronize our dedicated vendors who come year after year. I extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all of these people,” Mrs. Adams added.