To the editor:
On Saturday, June 8, 52 adults and students gathered at the shores of our beautiful lake and worked together to put in the Skaneateles Chamber Foundation’s Community Docks for the 19th year in a row! Although the first few years, the docks were strictly used for the Antique and Classic Boat Show, the last 15 or so years, the community and visitors have greatly appreciated their existence.
Many thanks to the following volunteers who donated their time, sore muscles, and hard work to assemble the docks in the lake: Dale Abrams, Mike Balestra, Chris Beardsley and Tiffany, Ken Burdick, Frank Catanzarita, Tammy Chancey, Steve, Matt and Sam Clymer, Bob Cox, George Dickover, Bob Dewitt, Jed & Sue Dove, Jeff Dove, Bill Dwyer, Jeremy Euto, Brian and Tom from Erie Materials, Jim, Ryan and Kelsey Farrell, Tom Grant, Shane Holleran, Greg Huba, Rick Keyes, Jim Lanning, Chris Legg, John Mordaunt and his crew of professional dock workers, Shane, Austin and Brandon McGregor, Cathy, Tom and Connor O’Toole, John Paddock, Craig Phinney, Lester Purdy, Dan Roche, Jr., Joe & Paul Rodgers, Arnie Rubenstein, Bob, Owen & Matthew Sheppard, Dave Sheppard, Jason Slottje, Randy Stockweather, Michael Tutor, Chris and Tiffany from the Sailboat Shop, Ron Walsh, Sarah Wiles and Brad Wirth. My apologies if I have missed anyone else.
The dock process has become significantly easier through the use of machinery, such as forklifts, compressors and flat-bed trucks. The following companies and individuals donated the use of their machinery in getting the job done: Erie Materials, The Sailboat Shop, Lakeview Auto and Marine, Wirth’s Automotive, Norm Hunt’s Garage, Rick Keyes, Jeff and Jed Dove and Robinson Concrete. The village of Skaneateles allows us to store the docks at their location on Fennell Street. The police helped with bagging meters. Many thanks to all for a job well done.