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Skaters' dreams to be realized in Lake George Skate Park

At a Warren County Board of Supervisors’ meeting last August, county Youth Bureau Director Margaret Sing Smith introduced three youths involved in advocating the construction of the Lake George Skate Park (left to right): Frankie Cavone and Doug Quimby of Lake George and Nick Farry of Guilderland.

At a Warren County Board of Supervisors’ meeting last August, county Youth Bureau Director Margaret Sing Smith introduced three youths involved in advocating the construction of the Lake George Skate Park (left to right): Frankie Cavone and Doug Quimby of Lake George and Nick Farry of Guilderland. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Mayor Blais praised the local youth and their parents for their commitment and persistence, Patricia Dow for her dedication, and all those who donated time and money toward the skatepark project.

“What a wonderfully rewarding experience to see this park finally reach its goal,” Mayor Blais said in a prepared statement.

Patricia Dow also said she was pleased the skatepark would soon be a reality for the not only the local skaters, but for visitors.

“It’s really exciting to know this skatepark will be developed this fall,” she said, “particularly for the youth now graduated from high school, seeing the culmination of their years of involvement in this project.”

Cavone agreed.

“Lake George is a great community, and without the support of everyone, this wouldn’t have happened,” he said. “This feels really good, and it’s awesome for the kids.”

Donations are still being accepted at the Lake George Village Hall for the second phase that will include two skate bowls and a donors’ paver entryway. For details on donating, call 668-5771.

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