Friends of
Glimmerglass State Park

OLD NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Winner from our Display Table at the 2011
Richfield Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Showcase
Barbara Manning was the lucky winner of a $7 NYS Parks Gift Card.

2010 Marketplacee Winners
1st Place Winner of NYS Parks Empire Pass- Donna Shipman of West Winfield
2nd Place Winner of Tote Bag- Jim & Barb Mureness of Canajoharie

2010 Festival of Trees - Winners announced
The Friends of Glimmerglass would like to thank the Tree Festival sponsors, participants, volunteers, and Park staff for making this a successful fund raising event!
Item and Sponsor Winner
#1- Tree by Friends of Glimmerglass Keith & Shirley Schue
#2- Tree by Cherry Valley Chamber Rich McCaffery
#3- Tree by Rich & Karen Sheckells Suzanne Goodrich
#4- Tree by Maureen & Fred Culbert Misty Miller
#5- Tree by Lash Contracting, Inc. Marie Saltys
#6- Tree by Warren & Linda Sheckells Lorie Bowerman
#7- Tickets by Glimmerglass Festival Lucy Meehan
#8- Tree by Sylvia Wohlgemuth Denise Eissler
#9- Tree by Cookie Lee Jewlery,Angie Erway Charleen Grover
#10- Tree by SEFCU Daniel Smith
#11- Tree by SSPCA D. Graf
#12- Tickets + Yearbook Baseball Hall of Fame Don Muttillo
#13- Tree by Steve +Diane Elliott +Hyde Hall, Inc. Pam Wightman
#14- Tree NBT Bank Rebecca Gretton
#15- Tree by Joy White Maureen & Fred Culbert
#16- Tree by Sandra Starr (FOGS) Patsy Lyon
#17- Tree by Fly Creek Cider Mill Ryann Young
#18- Painted Ornament by Andrea House David Sanford


Raffle Winners from "Ghoulish Gathering Festival" (posted October 28, 2010)
Candy Corn Count- Jen Campana
Opera Tickets- Randy Parkhurst
Adult Basket- Nicole Vargas
Children's Basket- Chuck Gould

"Name Our New Friend" Contest Winner Announced! (posted September 19, 2010)
Glimmer is the name selected for our new park friend. This name was submitted by Maureen Culbert of Springfield, NY.
There were over 70 fantastic name suggestions submitted. We would like to thank all those that participated!

Special "Thank you" to all of our Sand Blast! Sponsors (posted Aug. 2010)
Silver Sponsors- Springfield Tractor, NBT Bank,
Cooperstown Natural Foods, Don's Ford, Ford Motor Group
NY Susquehanna + Western Railway
Flyer Sponsors- Farmers' Museum, Barnyard Swing,
Andres BBQ
Bronze Sponsor- Pinecoble Kennel, Ames Insurance, SEFCU, Cooperstown Rotary
Donations- Taylors Minimarkets, Cooperstown Carriage Company, Cooperstown Poster Company

Sand Sculpting Contest Results (posted August 1st 2010)
Family Division: 1st Place- Prumo- 92
2nd Place- Twins- 90

3rd Place- Finch- 88
Junior Division:
1st Place- Younger Bros-88
(11yrs and under) 2nd Place- Fiesta- 70
3rd Place- Canajoharie Girl Scouts#5- 67
Youth Division:
Why? 65
(ages 12 -17)
A GREAT JOB by all contestants! The Friends of Glimmerglass thank everyone for participating.
See the Sand Sculptures and contestants in the Photo section.

Friends Celebrate 2nd Year- Sat., May 8 at 9:30 am

The Board Members of the Friends of Glimmerglass State Park invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Meeting of Friends of Glimmerglass State Park on Sat., May 8 at 9:30am in the Beach Front Room at Glimmerglass State Park.
We are excited to show our new PowerPoint presentation- Who are the Friends of Glimmerglass State Park- which was made possible by a grant from Parks & Trails New York. There will be a brief information session about the Friends accomplishments and future developments.
A Continental Breakfast will be served in recognition of all the volunteers who contribute to the success of the Friends of Glimmerglass State Park.
Please join the DOAS at 8am for a guided bird walk along the Beaver Pond Trail prior to our meeting.
An R.S.V.P. to friendsofglimmerglass@gmail.com or the Park office at 607-547-8662 is appreciated. Your friends and family are welcome to attend.

Contest begins at Earth Festival on April 10 (posted April 1st 2010)

Stop by the Friends display at the Earth Festival in Milford, NY to enter the "Name Our New Friend" Contest ! A beaver has made a new home in the Beaver Pond at Glimmerglass State Park. Suggest a name for our new park friend for a chance to win a 12" Plush Beaver. The contest will end on Sept. 6. The Board Members will announce the winner at our National Public Land Day Event on Sept. 25.
-Names can be sent by email or stop at the Park Office
-In the event of a tie, the winning name choice entrants will be compiled and one winner will be drawn.
-Need not be present to win.

Nature Center to Open (posted April 1st 2010)

The FOGSP will open a temporary Nature Center in the Winter Tubing Warming Hut while fundraising for a dedicated Nature Center. The Center will have a nature reading area, special nature programs, displays, and nature crafts for children. We hope to open on Memorial Weekend. Watch for more information. If you are interested in helping in any capacity with this project, please contact us

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