|Josh DeBartolo, Director of Schoharie Recovery|
Last night, April 9, 2013, saw a gathering of several volunteer organizations and charities at an event to thank them for all their efforts after the devastation in Schoharie County from hurricane Irene and tropical storm Lee in 2011. Among the groups in attendance were VISTA, Schoharie Recovery, Loaves and Fishes, NCCC, and Fields of Grace.
|Mayor Matthew Avitabile, and Donald Osei-owusu of VISTA|
Middleburgh Mayor Matthew Avitabile said that even though the progress appears to have been quick, and often is, it is due to the tireless and often thankless jobs of the volunteers that have given so much and asked for so little in return. Schoharie Mayor Borst said that he wouldn't have believed all the the progress made if he had been told that right after the flood.
|Depot Lane Singers|
Depot Lane Singers, directed by Mitch Haverly and accompanied by Mary Jane Bianchine, wore a red, white, and blue theme as they thanked the various organizations with selections of The Star Spangled Banner, Siyahamba, America the Beautiful, This Land is your Land, and a heart-felt May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You.