To the Editor:

(Wampsville, NY – July 2012) The Madison County Youth Bureau would like to thank the many organizations and individuals who braved the heat and humidity to make the Youth Tent at the Madison County Fair July 14 a success.

Staff and volunteers from a number of organizations worked throughout the day to offer free, interactive activities for children and youth to enjoy; the Youth Bureau could not have coordinated the Youth Tent without the support of these Madison County groups and individuals.

Thank you so much to the following: BEST, Brookfield Events Supported by Teens; Raider, the Colgate University Mascot; Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H, Madison County; Great Swamp Conservancy, Canastota; Friends of Rogers Environmental Center, Sherburne; Cazenovia Public Library, Cazenovia; Earlville Free Library, Earlville; Canastota Public Library, Canastota; Madison County Cultural Heritage Tourism Passport program; Earlville Opera House Arts Center, Earlville; Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark, Peterboro; National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum, Peterboro; The Lydford family; Joann Perkins; Jasmine Smith; Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Operation Safe Child ID Program; Project Café, Cazenovia.

An additional thank you is extended to the following groups and businesses that provided prizes and donations: Big Lots, Oneida; Oneida Public Library; United Healthcare; ZEMS Ice Cream and Mini Golf, Canastota.

And a huge thank you to Terri Larkin of the Madison County Fair Board for all of her help in making the Youth Tent a reality and to the other members of the Madison County Fair Board for their countless hours of hard work and dedication to make the entire Fair a great experience for everyone who attended.

Joanne Eddy, Director, Madison County Youth Bureau

By martha

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