To the Editor:
Lights on the River has turned out the Lights for the final time for 2012 and we would like to thank everyone who helped make those lights shine so bright this season. Thanks to the following businesses, organizations, families and friends as well as each and every car that drove through Lisbon Beach and Campground to see the displays, Lights on the River was able to donate $16,200 to eight local food pantries and two backpack programs as well as donate over 3,700 pounds of non perishable food items.
To all of our display entries, if it wasn’t for you building and braving the cold and snow we wouldn’t have an event, so a huge thank you goes out to; Lisbon and Rensselaer Falls United Helpers/ICF, The Lisbon 89ers, North Pole Satellite Office, Source Capital Group, Inc-Todd McKee, Q Country 102.9, 96.7 YES-FM, PAC 98.7, Off the Hook Bed & Breakfast, NorthCountryNow.com, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, , Jules of Life Foundation, Salvation Army, Julie’s Dance Studio, Reintree Stables, Hand to Hand, NYSARC, Northern NY Newspapers, Ogdensburg Command Performances, The Dirty Gringo, The King, Hall and Hooper Families, PJ’s for Xmas, Mandaville Camp and Retreat Center, Pepsi Cola Bottlers, Blevins Brothers, Lisbon Wesleyan Church Young Adults, Ogdensburg Walmart, Ss Philip & James Church, Parkway Polaris, Macs Roadside Stand, LP Thompson Insurance Agency Ltd, The Joanette Family, Seaway Smokehouse and Diner, Grace Presbyterian, Stevens Media Group (Massena), SMDA, Small Fry Academy, Clear Pond Hunting Club, First Congregational Church of Lisbon, Bishop General Construction, Frazer Computing, Community Bank, Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 50200 of Heuvelton, Cub Scouts Pack 2 (Lisbon), Cub Scouts (Heuvelton), Potsdam BOCES-Mr David Smith’s Class, Community Broadcasters (Ogdensburg), The Brander Family Generations, Lisbon Lion’s Club, JDRF The Curiers, Salon 1020, St. Lawrence County Reality Check, Linda Backus, Hepburn Library of Lisbon, Stepping Stones Children Therapy, Odd Fellows-Seaway Lodge #41, Gary and Aileen’s, Lisbon Post Office, First Presbyterian Church (Ogdensburg), Lisbon National Honor Society, United Church of Madrid, LCS Alternative Energy Class, Ray Burns & Son’s Trucking, Ogdensburg Correctional Facility-Make a Difference Day, DeFelsko Corporation, Miller’s Swap Shop and Henry and Geryl-Jo Wilhelm. Thank you everyone for bringing your Light to help make this event shine!
Without our sponsors and their generosity and support, we could not have made this happen. Thank you to, Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club, N.Y.S.C.O.P.B.A, Fidelis Care, Ogdensburg Elk’s Lodge # 772, TML Graphic & Sign Co., Steven’s Media Group (Ogdensburg), Steven’s Media Group(Massena), Northern NY Papers, NorthCountryNow.com, Hire A Web Geek, Community Broadcasters (Ogdensburg), Impression Studios, Blevins Brother’s of Ogdensburg, Walmart, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Meredith Hollis, Ogdensburg Pizza Hut-Tip Night, Source Capital Group, Inc., Lisbon PTSA, North Country Savings Bank, Potter Industries, Seacomm, Impression Studios, Sons of the American Legion-Lisbon, Off the Hook Bed & Breakfast, LP Thompson Insurance Agency Ltd, Ogdensburg Correctional Facility-Make a Difference Day, Akins Construction, Smith Electric, Pinto Mucenski Hooper VanHouse & Co. CPA-PC, Ogdensburg Knights of Columbus, David Valois, Julie’s Dance Studio, Mark and Janet Brouillette-in memory of Jack Gray, Frazer Computing, AJ Septic, Ann Winters Mary Kay Products Consultation, Border Crossing Kennels, Bruyere Chadwick Realty, Collins Hammond Electric, Corning, Johnston’s H2O Zone LLC, Rusty Darcy, Chris and Becky O’Brian, Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg, Save A Lot, Wilder Forsythe Insurance, Winters Milk Haulers/Ronald Winters & Sons, Young Explosives, Fred and Anita Morrill, Pat & Jean McGuire, Jim Valois-in honor of Dave Valois, Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers, CHMC Auxiliary/Festival of the Trees, Lowe’s of Ogdensburg, Willard &Son’s, NorthCountryNow.com, Community Bank, Odd Fellows Seaway Lodge #41, NAPA Auto Parts/Gillies, Austin Layng Inc, Bickford Studios, Dillingham Jones and Cissel, Inc., Knot Just Donutz, Latham Auto, Morgan’s Auto, Mort Backus & Sons, Never Tire Farm, Deb Piercey, River Rat Designs, Seaway Smokehouse and Diner, Grace Presbyterian Church, COPE Consultants, Moss Ridge Stable, Paul J. Boyer Realty, Regan’s Auto, Jacob’s Surveying, Teresa Fisher, Jackie LaBrake, and Tractor Supply of Ogdensburg.
We would also like to extend a special thanks to those that volunteered behind the scenes, those that braved the wind, rain, snow, and cold and were there to lend a gracious hand without question. Since none of this would be possible without a place to hold the event, we would like to thank the Town of Lisbon and Mike O'Neil for all their help in making our event possible. We would also Tim Dow and the Highway Dept. for keeping the roads clear and the beach accessible for vehicles to safely view the event. We are appreciative for your willingness to help us make the event what it has become. A Big Thank you goes out to our Santa and Mrs, Claus; Mike and Coletta Richardson, our opening night Elf; Suzzan Conklin, Lisbon Lion’s Club volunteers, Chera Davison & Family, Scott Lawton, Sara Sloan, Sara and Ryan Polniak, All our Carolers and Live Nativity Volunteers and our Lisbon National Honor Society Students and their Advisor Rebecca Buckingham.
Thank you to all of you for helping to make the Light shine a little brighter for so many in need this season. Happy New Year!
The Lights on the River Inc. Team
Scott Wilhelm, Amy Fortin, Stephanie Wilhelm, Dicky Marcellus, Colleen Anderson, Hank Wilhelm, David Smith, Jeff Buckingham, Mike McDonell