Photo by Carol Montana
ROCK HILL, NY (August 16, 2015) – The public is invited to join residents of Rock Hill at the Rock Hill Farmer’s Market for a “Golden Feather Celebration” on Saturday, August 22 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to come early and enjoy the farmer’s market which runs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Rock Hill received the Golden Feather Award, a $25,000 grant presented by NYS Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony earlier this month. It was given to one of five large Sullivan Renaissance projects that exhibited the highest level of excellence by incorporating beautification as part of a long-term strategy.
The celebration kicks off at the farmer’s market at 223 Rock Hill Drive with a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. including presentation of the Golden Feather check and recognition of volunteers. Musicians will entertain guests, while a slide show displays photographs of the volunteers and the projects. Light refreshments will be served, sourced from local restaurants.
Maps showing the locations of the gardens will be distributed. Starting at 2:00 p.m., visitors are encouraged to tour the gardens and public art throughout Rock Hill. Rennie, the Sullivan Renaissance Rooster, will be present for pictures at the community center.
In the event of rain, the event will be held at the Rock Hill Fire House.
For a flyer showing eleven winning communities announced at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony, go to www.sullivanrenaissance.org and click on the “Winning Projects Map” Quicklink in the upper right hand corner. The flyer will also be available at the Rock Hill Farmers Market on Saturday.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.
For information about Sullivan Renaissance, contact 845-295-2445 or www.sullivanrenaissance.org.