Ann Gallelli: Croton’s Rich Community Life

To the Editor,ann2016

What a weekend it was! Take Back the Night, organized by Croton-Harmon High school Sophomore girls, started it off with their second annual march and rally on the important topic of ending sexual violence.  

Croton’s Earth Day in Vassallo on Saturday had great new booths and vendors. Music during the day was terrific and it was wonderful to see so many families stopping by and taking part in the activities.  Once again the Croton Conservation Advisory Council put together a day of fun, information and neighborliness. And the sun came out….. The CCAC must have some great connections.

At Croton Commons, the Coalition Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse sponsored their twice-yearly Take Back Your Drugs day.  It really seems like residents are more and more conscious of the need to properly dispose of their unused drugs. Supported by our Croton Police and Coalition volunteers, the drugs were accepted and sealed for security. Information was disseminated and goodies for kids were distributed.   A steady stream of contributors came by all day. With so many boxes filled up, the pickup by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration needed to make a second trip.

A wonderful new store opened in Harmon featuring colorful balloons and lots of fun and decorations for future parties and occasions.  A very colorful opening indeed.

A multi-school all-female track and field meet was also going on at Spencer field and the Junior Prom capped off a big day.

I hope that everyone who attended any one or more of these events (and I know there were others too), enjoyed the same sense of community as I did.  And this is just the beginning of the summer season! Looking ahead we have Summerfest, a popup market, summer movies, concerts and entertainment nights, a new walkway along the Hudson Riverfront, Kite Day, and much more.  Let’s enjoy these community opportunities and enjoy each other this summer.


Ann Gallelli


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