The installation of the new dock at Old Pond in Chatham by the Chatham Area Recreation Project, Inc. (CARP), was celebrated last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony. In addition to the Kayak / Canoe dock and launch being restored, the park was cleared of years of overgrowth. With the support of Genovese Excavation who volunteered equipment and expertise, ACP Power Equipment who donated a wood chipper and the help of several people in the community, a beautiful little park has been created. Chatham Area Recreation Project (CARP) has added several picnic tables made specially for the park by Ron Cullen a local wood worker and another from Agway Hardware Store. If you would like to learn more about CARP’s upcoming recreation projects or donate, visit their website www.chathamarearecreationproject.org or follow them on Instagram @chathamarearecreationproject.com.
Photo from left to right - Gunnar Wardon, CARP member, Salvatore DeAngelo, Chatham Central School District Superintendent, Marilyn Herrington , Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation, John Howe, Mayor of The Village of Chatham and Jay Thorn, CARP member. (missing from photo is Denise Cioni, Branch Manager of Berkshire Bank)