Many help in Amsterdam

To the editor:

On behalf of the mayor and the members of Amsterdam Village Council, I would like to thank the outstanding citizens and business members of Amsterdam for all of their hard work this past year. Towns receive very little money for expenditures, and our budget allows for very little.

Harry Walters always keeps the grass mowed and streets cleaned up. Jay Gates uses his own equipment to plow the snow from the sidewalks.

Jeff and Marsha Prokopakis of Marsha’s Diner allow the town the use of their loader for snow removal and various town projects.

Jim and Tracy Beadnell of Beadnell’s Corner Stop allowed us to use their bucket truck to hang the Christmas decorations that we were able to purchase thanks to a generous donation from the VFW Post 232 Veterans, and ladies and men’s auxiliaries.

Not only did the VFW give us a donation for this project but it helped with many more during the past year, and it put on the Easter egg hunt, a back-to-school dance and a Halloween costume judging for the area kids.

Thanks to Freddy Jones and Jeff Prokopakis for their assistance with wiring and the hanging of the Christmas decorations on the light poles.

If I have missed anyone, please accept my apologies and my deepest gratitude for all that you do year- round to keep our small town looking great, we could never do it alone, and we appreciate every one of you.

Mike Teichman

Amsterdam Village Council