Labor Day Bonfire

Our 3rd Annual Labor Day Bonfire was a real success with an estimated 150 local people in attendance.  Also, as many local residents noted, the campground was almost full for the Labor Day weekend for the first time in many years.  One highlight of the evening was the paper hot-air balloon launch (see photo below).  Organizers provided twenty-five of the balloons for launch after dark and everyone enjoyed the sight of them drifting off into the night sky.  For the first time, some participants wrote messages on the balloons to loved ones they’d lost.   Thanks to the Gilbertsville Fire Department Auxiliary and Stewart’s Shops for the ice cream social, Gary Jennings for providing musical entertainment, and the County for sponsoring the event with a grant.  Who could ask for more on a summer evening than sitting around a bonfire with friends, eating ice cream and watching paper balloons float into the darkness?  The bonfire is our last big event of the season and the park will officially close for the year on September 31st.  The Copes Corners Park Committee and the Town of Butternuts thank the public for a good season in 2017 and we look forward to another successful season in 2018.  Hope to see you then.

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