The Can-Am Committee would like to thank those that attended our 41st celebration in Sackets Harbor. The band ATLAS was outstanding and our largest single event draw but visitors also enjoyed two new attractions this year.
On Saturday a wine garden/farmers market was well received, with many visitors tasting wine and purchasing fresh jams, jellies and produce from area farmers.
On Sunday, soap box derby cars came to life for the inaugural 1812 race. The race was sponsored by the joint town/village recreation commission with Jeffery Kenney in the drivers seat. He aligned all of the equipment and numerous volunteers necessary to accomplish this very successful event. We appreciate the volunteer spirit from race announcer Mike Kinnie and recreation commission representative Todd Farrington. A special thank you goes out to those volunteers, that are too numerous to mention without leaving someone out. We couldnt have done it without you.
Last but not least, Sackets Harbor would like to thank Sherry and Joel Derouin for chairing that great group of volunteers, better known as the Can-Am Committee.
The town of Hounsfield and village of Sackets Harbor Recreation Committee is hoping that other communities in the area will consider including a derby in planning for their next annual festival. Sackets had race cars from nearby communities including Dexter, Brownville and Watertown that led us to a successful derby. This activity is an old fashioned, family fun and affordable event for any community. If you are interested in bringing a derby to your town, call Tim at 804-3161 for derby details or race car specs.