To The Editor:
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who made the recent Bassmaster Elite Tourney a success!
While the event was headquartered in Waddington it was truly a regional event with volunteers, vendors, and attendees coming from near and far to set an all-time attendance record for the Bassmaster Elite series.
The village of Waddington, St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, FishCap, county Sheriffs Department and Emergency Services coordinating personnel, Waddington Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Waddington town and village employees, Waddington Chamber, neighboring municipalities (including the town of Brasher which even provided complimentary horse-and-carriage rides), all other participating agencies, vendors, sponsors, donors, Bassmaster staff, and the entire organizing committee which led an army of super volunteers did a tremendous job!
The people of Waddington and the entire north country (and our Canadian neighbors) who organized and attended the event showed what can be accomplished when we band together. What we have here is something very special – which should be protected, but also something which can be shared with the rest of the world for our benefit. What happens next is up to us. Lets seize the opportunity.