Hi there all who will read this letter.
Many of you know I have been involved in the Bolton Landing
Barbershop Festival for the last six years, and have been on the Executive
Committee sinc the Chapter was formed last year. The Festival suffered
losses due to poor attendance in 2002 and 2003 following the fallout of
9/11. This year's Festival was facing prior deficits of $15,000 and , as
many of you have read, appeals from the Executive Director Bruce Checca were
made to help "Save " this year's Festival. In fact, Bruce announced this
week that the chances were slim that the Festival would take place this
Tomorrow, in Clifton Park NY, the Executive Committee and
leaders will be meeting to discuss an offer from the County to assist in
producing this year's Festival. I am proud of the work Bruce Checca has
personally done to bring about this opportunity, and to several members of the
chapter who are working as we speak to confirm the future of this annual
WE NEED YOUR HELP !! ON TWO FRONTS!!!
1) If you have been on the fence about attending this year's
Festival, OR if you have never attended and thought about coming this year, may
I invite you to visit the Festival Webpage and make your reservations. The
Festival this year has some pretty incredible talent and activities including
the Inaugural Bolton Landing Festival Dinner where we will celebrate the 30 year
anniversary of the 139th Street Quartet, proceeds of which will start a
Foundation to provide Scholarships to deserving students in the Lower Adirondack
Region of New York State.
We have GOTCHA, the 2004 International Champions as the
headliner quartet, and an additional Line-Up including Flipside and Wheelhouse,
Top 10 finishers at the Louisville Contest, The Perfect Gentlemen, entertainers
extraordinaire fromLos Angeles, and the list goes on.... Add the 4 feature
shows, the quartet contest in the park, and the "Musical Quartet Scavenger Hunt"
and you have an incredible weekend.
All Events Tickets start at only $55.00 for the entire weekend,
and go up to $150.00 which includes the special Foundation Dinner (intimate
dinner with only 100 seats reserved with the 139th Street
Quartet)... If you delay in purchasing the all-events passes, the
price goes up (after the stated date).
2) The Festival is still in need of financial
contributions. If you are in the position to make a tax deductible
donation to help relieve the $15,000 debt, please email Bruce or me and
let us know that you believe in the Festival and tell us how much you can
afford....any amount will be appreciated. If you, individually, or if
you have a company that can make a tax deductible donation of $100.00
or more, we will add you or your company's name to a special "Festival
Believers" Program insert for this year's Festival.
I promise you, on behalf of the Executive Committee and
officers of the Bolton Landing Chapter that the Executive Committe will
work diligently tomorrow to insure that your experience in Bolton this year will
be memorable. My invitation to you is to live the experience....something
that doesn't happen at any Festival in the country.
"WE LOVE NEW YORK.......AND THE BOLTON LANDING BARBERSHOP
Rich Taylor, Executive Commitee Member,
Bolton Landing Chapter,
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