June 29, 2006

Music despite the rain

I missed last night's meeting about the new Town Hall because I thought it was at 7:00pm, and it really happened at 5:30pm. Oops.

Town Clerk Bambi Hollenbeck had a good idea, though, that I should check out the Music in the Park events at Montgomery Park and Ellis Hollow Community Center. At Montgomery Park, the Burns Sisters were kicking off the series to an appreciative audience.

The Burns Sisters performing
The Burns Sisters performing.

I asked Town Recreation Coordinator Jen Dube if there was still time to see Mark Rust at Ellis Hollow Community Center, and she said he hadn't arrived yet - he was stuck driving because of the floods between here and Woodstock.

On my way over, Virgil Creek looked high, though not so high as to be threatening. Dryden escaped the worst of Tuesday's rains, but I'm guessing the flood control system may also have helped.

Virgil Creek under Route 13
Virgil Creek under Route 13.

At Ellis Hollow Community Center, people seemed to be waiting in pretty good humor. There was a nice crowd of people still there when Rust arrived at around 8:20, six and a half hours after he'd set out on what is normally a two and a half hour trip.

Crowd at EHCC
Waiting crowd in Ellis Hollow.

Just as Rust arrived, stormclouds and wind appeared,with a sudden drop in temperature. The group shifted into the Ellis Hollow Community Center building, where Rust delighted the crowd with an enthusiastic show despite his difficult drive.

Mark Rust plays the fiddle
Mark Rust plays the fiddle.

It was an amazing night, though definitely not the meeting I'd expected.

Posted by simon at June 29, 2006 5:09 PM in
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bibliochef said:

Hope the flooding misses you still. What's teh food scene in Dryden?