Nearly 100 classic cars displayed at ‘Car-B-Que’ in Ogdensburg
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 6:17 am

To the Editor:

The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce was pleased to hold another successful Car-B-Que on Saturday, June 9th from 10 am to 4 pm on the grounds of the Dobisky Visitors Center – Our classic Car Show with BBQ was fun for the whole family! We were proud to host (92) classic cars from Canada and the US!

We had a beautiful day and a huge crowd. The 10th Mountain Division Band was awesome providing our music! The Salvation Army provided their ounce houses and sno-cones! The Fort LaPresentation Association and the Rotary Club had an ice cream social!

The Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club held their Touch-A-Truck event in the parking lot of the former Ogdensburg Mall. We had the following vendors: Usborne Books and More; Paparazzi Gems for Gems for 5; 9 Blessings Boutique; Bonnie’s Seasonal Crafts; Thousand Island Wineries and High Peaks Winery. Thank you to our trophy sponsors: Blue Heron Realty; Blevins Brothers; Bradley’s Service Station; Carlisle Law Firm, P.C.; Community Savings Bank; DeFelsko; Dr. Patricia Mahoney; Ed-Med Federal Credit Union; Howland Pump; Jones Insurance Agency; Kimro’s Medicine Place; Latham’s Auto; Maple City Auto; Mort Backus and Sons; North Country Savings Bank; P & T Car Wash, LLC; Phillips Diner; Pinto, Mucenski, Hooper and VanHouse, CPA; Regan’s Auto; Rishe’s Auto; St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union; Wilder-Forsythe, Inc.; Wayne Izzo; Sean McNamara, North Country Now and CHMC Foundation. A special thank you to our corporate sponsors: Cape Air; Akwesasne Casino Resort; Frederic Remington Art Museum; Acco Brands; CHMC Foundation; Kimro’s Medicine Place; Hoosier Magnetics; Law Office of Marcia LeMay; Mort Backus and Sons; St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union and SeaComm Federal Credit Union.

We held our annual Car-B-Que Grill Raffle and had the following winners were: 1st prize – Two Cape Air tickets to Boston was won by Marsha Snyder; 2nd prize – Walmart gas grill was won by Dick Powell; 3rd prize – (4) --$20 gift cards from Ogdensburg Save-A-Lot won by Jon Boraasky; 4th prize – tower fan from Kimro’s Medicine Place won by Shannon Demers. The Akwesasne Casino Resort package was won by Kim Chawqo and the 50/50 prize was won by Judy Ryan.

Thank you to all the board members and their family members, office staff, City Rec. Dep’t for all their assistance before, during and after the event!

Laura J. Pearson

Ogdensburg chamber executive director