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written by Erica | 10944 Views | Rating: (1 rates)
"We had such a great time!!" and "Can't wait 'til the next one!!" were among the many enthusiastic comments shared with me after our Hudson Valley Parents Second Annual Fall Fest '07.

This year's HVP Fall Fest took place at the Rosendale Recreation Center on Sunday, September 30, 2007.  We appreciated the talents of so many HVP member families for our entertainment, activities, bake sale, and penny social!  We had a great line-up of musicians and puppeteers who performed throughout the day, a variety of wonderful children's activities including pumpkin painting, face painting, coloring, bubbles, cupcake decorating, and origami.  The playground right next to the Rec Ctr. was another great outlet for playtime, too!  Our penny social offered prizes from throughout the Hudson Valley, and we are grateful to the individuals and businesses who supported this venture - please help us thank them when you shop there!  (See list below.)

All in all, a fantastic time!  We met new friends, reconnected with folks we haven't seen in a while, celebrated miracle milestones for babies and their parents, and watched so many children dance and play.

At the end of the day, we were able to make a charitable gift of $1,400 to FAMILY, an agency who makes a difference to so many families every single day.  For more than thirty-five years, FAMILY has been a leader locally and in New York State, in Ulster County and beyond, developing programming and supports for people in need.  FAMILYs shelters, emergency food pantries, court advocates, counseling and case management services, hotlines, and child care supports, all work together to help people achieve the changes they seek.  For more information, visit http://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/

HVP Fall Fest began its tradition last October, 2006.  Mike and I wanted to plan a family-friendly event that would enable our on-line community to meet and get to know each other "off-line" and, while we were at it, to raise money for a local charity.

Our deep thanks to the wonderful artists who shared their time and talents for HVP Fall Fest '07.  Our gratitude to all of the individuals and businesses who donated goods and services to our event.  Thank you to the Town of Rosendale for the terrific venue.  We are grateful for the hard work of our volunteers today, including Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority; high school students Julie, Sarah, and Zoe; and our own Hudson Valley Parents families and friends, especially the amazing HVP Fall Fest Planning Team: Betsy, Kathy, Michelle, Nora, Raissa, Jodi, Jill, Mike, Jessica, Jenn M., Jenn V., and Loretta, with additional help from Donna, Ami, Naja, Amy, Caitlin, and sweet Callie.

Now, Mike and I personally thank all of you......
We were blown away by your surprise presentation for us at the end of Fall Fest.  We had no idea about any of it (many of you seem especially proud of that), and I was speechless (rare!).  We were so touched by your thoughtful generosity.

You celebrated us in such a holistic way, nourishing the mind (dedicating a brick in our honor at Elting Library with the engraving "MIKE & ERICA, IT TAKES A VALLEY. LOVE, HVP"), body (a gift certificate to one of our favorite restaurants, The Village Tearoom), and spirit (giving us a couple of Dwight Schrute-head stress balls as well as donating a gift in our name to a charity we love and regularly support, Heifer International*).

Here's what your Heifer Project card said:
In Honor of Erica & Mike Chase-Salerno ~ You are proof that one spark can light a valley!  Thank you for giving us Hudson Valley Parents!  Love, The Parents ~ A gift of love has been given in your name by Hudson Valley Parents ~ May this gift of Chickens and Rabbits bring you joy as it brings hope and nourishment to a family in need.

*Some of you may not be familiar with Heifer International....here's some background:
Heifer International is a nonprofit that alleviates hunger, poverty and environmental degradation through gifts of livestock and training.  These animals provide food, draft power and generate income for families.  Since 1944, Heifer has helped more than 4.5 million families in 125 countries become self--reliant.  Each family "passes on the gift" by giving one or more of its animal's offspring to another family in need.  www.heifer.org

THANK YOU for all that you do every day to help make this community (both on-line and off-line) such a special place.

Erica and Mike (Declan, 4 yrs.; Quinlan, 18 mos.)



SPECIAL THANKS TO...

Adams Fairacre Farms
adamsfarms.com
Kingston: 336-6300; Pksie: 454-4330; Nwb: 569-0303

Arcady Farm
arcadyfarm.com
845-853-9365

B1
Contact: Seth Breitman
845-810-0460

Brook Farm CSA
brookfarmproject.org
845-255-1052

Donna Bruschi, Certified Resonant Repatterning Practitioner
donnabruschi.com
845-255-7459

Jessica Robin Casamento
jessicarobin.com
845-705-7744

Luca Catalano

Lisa DeMaria-Bergmann, LMT
120 Main St., Gardiner, NY 12525
845-633-2266

Enchanted Toys
15 N. Front Street, New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-1845

Dr. Marc Grossman
naturaleyecare.com
845-255-3728

Have Some Fun! Catering
Jessica Marsico Von Lutz
845-658-3592

Health & Nutrition Center
15 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz, NY 12561
845-256-0256

Hudson Valley Baby Signs
hudsonvalleybabysigns.com
845-339-1819

Jai Ma Yoga
jmyoga.com
845-256-0465

Dean Jones
dogonfleas.com
PO Box 192, Rosendale, NY 12472

Maureen Kaddar
Professional Organizer
845-527-6734

Yoav Kaddar

Frayda Kafka, CHT
callthehypnotist.com
845-336-4646

Kicasso
Charlie, Theo, Sam and Ben Schikowitz
845-594-2218

La Ninnola Cafe
laninnola.com
845-256-1777

Tarie Lewis

Liberty View Farm
libertyviewfarm.biz
845-883-7004

Little Ones Boutique
Coming soon to New Paltz in November, 2007

Living Seed Yoga
thelivingseed.com
845-255-8212

Louie's Pizza
Rondout Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401
845-340-0800

Mia La, Accessories for Baby
miala.net
miala.net@gmail.com

Mudd Puddle Cafe
muddpuddlecoffee.com
845-255-3436

Music Together
mhmusictogether.com
845-658-3655

One Body Spa
onebodyspa.com
845-626-2377

Pilates of New Paltz
pilatesnewpaltz.com
845-255-0559

Kathy Preston

Reach for the Stars Dance and Sportswear Boutique
81F East Main St., Walden, NY 12586
845-778-7467

Rino's Pizza
Cherry Hill Plaza, New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-8600

John Ryan
Professional Puppeteer
607-433-2699

Studio At Stephanie's
845-883-0007

Saunderskill Farm
saunderskill.com
845-626-2676

Dr. Sam Schikowitz, Naturopath
trueabundancehealth.com
845-594-6822

Shabbat
Contact: Shabbat Rusciolelli

Starbucks
starbucks.com
845-256-9815

Stone Ridge Orchard
stoneridgeorchard.com
845-687-2587

Timeless Shoes
81B East Main St., Walden, NY 12586
845-778-9060

Total Immersion Swimming
totalimmersion.net
845-255-4242

Ultimate Gymnastics
Contact: Richard Ferrono
845-658-8800

Vegan O'Brien Baking Company
845-234-5755

The Village Tearoom
thevillagetearoom.com
845-255-3434

Waddle 'n Swaddle
waddlenswaddle.com
845-473-5952
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