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On behalf of the Skyway, I would like to thank the following people for the behind the scene efforts to make the 2nd annual Skyway a success. David Grace, David Williams and Jimmy Wunderlich are on the top of this list. Grace for updating the band schedule and getting the lovely Skyway sign to its spot in the park each morning and Williams for donating his time and sound equipment. Jimmy Wunderlich! You out did yourself. Your stage organization floors me and thank you for all the time involved with manning the website! A HUGE Thank you to Linda Sybist of Van Tine Imaging for the great posters! And of course Van Tine Imaging for the Skyway banner that really made the stage. Thank you handyman men Bill Brown and Ford Seymour for your erecting of the Skyway Banner. The small things that tweaked this years festival will not go unnoticed either. Thank you to Perry’s, The Earlville Opera House, The Palace Theater, Subway, Sushi Blues. Big Apple Music and Greg Yates for their raffle contributions. Thanks to the Colgate Bookstore for the ad in the Mid York and the use of the money box and the Stahl family for tending to the raffle table all day! Hugs to artists such as Rich Grant for the lovely horse on canvas print, Bill Brown for the 2008 Skyway Lounger and to my dear friend Leigh Yardley for painting it! Thanks to my mother, Audrey Swan for the 2008 Skyway hooked rug. Nice hooking Ma! The Adishakti Dancers. You ladies are just beautiful! The bands this year were all wonderful! Hats off to Dangerboy, Craig’s last band for their 2nd year performance, the Silent Fury from Syracuse, Robin Schade, Bruce Pegg, Peter Leone, Captain Morgan and the Rhythm and Keslie and the Rhythm Makers. A special thank you to Reyna Stagnaro, JImmy Wunderlich and Steven Skollar for this summer’s porch practices at my home. It was Jimmy Wunderlich’s idea to have some of last years performers in venues though the town in the evening. Thank you to the Colgate Inn and Same Blood Folk for their rocking performance out front. Tommy Hoe and the Barncats! Bless you and the Hour Glass and your contribution! Awesome! The writers! Sami Martinez, Mike Jaquays and David Hollis. Without your words and stories. Skyway wouldn’t be half as special as it is. This years festival wouldn’t of been possible without the financial help of renting the park. Thank you Charlie and Sally Getchonis. Meredith! Hosting Skyway is your calling! Great job! Eddie thanks for the zoom lesson! Hope you are feeling better! To all the people who bought raffle tickets, and or wrote out checks to keep the next generation of kids in music. You know who you are. We thank you! Skyway is an on going process as is the music program in all schools. As Sally White kindly said, Every little bit helps with costs of things that pop up during the school year. I’m just glad to help and applaud these kids and the older musicians for getting up there and sharing their music. Sincerely, Pamme Swan