The Daily Star
---- — I would like to add my thanks to the village of Cherry Valley and the fire department for their hard work and superb organization as they played host to the bicentennial celebration of the Cherry Valley fire department. The village put on a wonderful celebration that began with a belly-busting pancake breakfast and offered entertainment throughout the day.
I had a blast riding in the parade and enjoyed meeting and speaking with those in the district who came out for the event. This experience reinforced for me what a special place we have here and how fortunate I am to live in this corner of Otsego County.
Statistics tells us we have an aging population in the county so it was heartening to see so many children lining the parade route. I am even more committed to ensuring these youngsters a future that nourishes them. One that provides this next generation a reason to stay and prosper here so that their kids can have the same kind of experience they did this past Saturday in the lovely village of Cherry Valley.
Rosenthal is the Otsego County representative for District 7.