Closing Festivities for Bicentennial

On Saturday, October 13, a burial took place at the Elmendorph to celebrate the closing of Red Hook’s Bicentennial. After remarks by local officials, two five-gallon buckets, made to last a hundred years, were lowered into a hole dug on the Cherry Street side of the Elmendorph Inn and an engraved stone was placed to mark the spot. Among the items included in the buckets were the Community Heritage Book, newspaper articles, a 2012-13 yearbook, a telephone directory, photos and some memorable videos. We’ve uploaded the videos so you get a taste of what our Bicentennial had to offer.

First, Amy Murray’s marvelous depiction of Community Heritage Day with interviews by Chris Klose and songs by two of Red Hook’s fourth grade classes.  Click on this link: Bicentennial Community Heritage Day.  She captured the spirit of our community perfectly!

Then, the Giant Puppet parade,  preserved beautifully by  John Vincent and Kathy O’Connor . Click on this link: Giant Puppet Procession.

And finally, a special treat compiled by Alexander Klose for viewing at Community Heritage Day – a compilation of all the delightful songs created by Mill Road School students. Click on this link: Mill Road School Songs.

Enjoy. They make us all glad to be part of such a special community!