Thanks for supporting 2012 Autumn on the Erie!

Thank you all for supporting the 2012 Autumn on the ErieAutumn on the Erie – a volunteer group whose goal is to introduce to visitors and residents  the wonderful communities along and surrounding the Erie Canal in Wayne County.   It was 187 years ago that the Erie Canal began shipping goods from Buffalo to Albany then on to NYC and their  final destination in Europe.  Our villages, towns and cities grew and prospered because of The Erie Canal.  Now these communities offer a home to our families and a vital part of our lives.

This year businesses, museums and village offices contributed enough items to have five (5) complimentary gift baskets.  The baskets were placed in each of the communities of Macedon, Palmyra, Newark, Lyons & Clyde.  Visitors and residents entered the drawing  with the winners being announced  at the Lyons Pumpkin Palazzo event held at the end of October. Each basket offered gifts representing  each of the communities and businesses.  The winners of the baskets are: Phil McGrain, Karin Jagger, Carl Decker, Deb Habeck & Judy Abbott.  Thank you all – Hope you enjoy your gifts and the Erie Canal Communities of Wayne County.  Above is a photo of Phil McGrain receiving his gift basket at Tom Wahl’s,  Newark where Phil filled out his ticket.

All along the Erie Canal exceptional museums tell our history, small shops offer unique items and specialized service.  A variety of activities provide entertainment, healthy fun and family events.  Before you head off to all the shopping areas that surround us enjoy the local flare.  Visit a neighboring village and walk down their Main Street and explore their shops and restaurants.  You will be surprised at what you will find.

November 24th was dedicated as the “Shop Local” Saturday BUT you can shop local every day.  Take advantage of what is right around the corner. Although  Autumn on the Erie has passed for 2012, I hope that you take the opportunity to discover what is along the Erie Canal and stop in often to shop and dine.

The Autumn on the Erie volunteers  would like to thank all who contributed to the five (5) gift baskets and to all the communities who joined together to make this year our best year yet.  We would like to extend an invitation to all to join us in January to begin planning for 2013 Autumn on the Erie. You can reach volunteers at BooksEtc., Macedon at 585-474-4116.

A special thanks for your support and contributions goes to:

JD Winery & Long Acre Farms – Macedon

Tom Wahl’s – Newark

Wayne County Tourism

Clyde Hardware Store

Vintage Gardens B&B – Newark

Books Etc. – Macedon

Village BookMarket – Palmyra

Historic Palmyra – Palmyra

Village of Newark

Pontillo’s Pizza – Newark

Car Wash – Newark

Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum – Lyons

Wayne County Museum – Lyons

Lyons Main Street Program