To the Editor:

(Hamilton, NY – Sept. 2012) We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who made the 2012 edition of Hamilton’s Cruisin’ such a wonderful success.

First, a big thanks to Mayor Margaret Miller and the Hamilton Village Board of Trustees for giving us permission to close off and use the East Broad Street location for our shows. This has proven to be an awesome location for participants and the increasing number of spectators that come out each week to view the assorted vintage and collector vehicles.

We have had some folks drive a number of miles to join us, just because of hearing about this special location. Next, Thanks to Randy Weaver and the Village Department of Public Works for use of the road closure signs and traffic cones for closing down East Broad Street each week.

Also, a big thanks to Police Chief Rick Gifford and his department’s efforts to enforce the non-cruise vehicle parking ban at each event, making for a safer and more orderly event.

Another thank you goes out to the local food and beverage vendors and restaurants for supplying the cruisers and spectators with a number of great dining options.

And last, but certainly not least, many thanks to the folks who come out each week to show their vehicles and to the spectators who gather to enjoy these reminders of the past.

It’s like a trip down Memory Lane.

This event has become a summertime staple in Hamilton, and it seems to get a little bigger and better each year; without the participation and coordination by all those listed above, this wouldn’t be the wonderful event it has become.

On behalf of my wife Susan and myself, we would like to say thank you to everyone involved, and we are looking forward to 2013.

Ben Barrett, Hamilton

By martha

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