COOPERSTOWN – In a proclamation issued this morning, Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh Kuch established a Porch Lights For Support program, starting tonight.
Before you go to bed, she asked Cooperstown residents, turn on your porch lights as “a visible way to show support for all essential workers…in gratitude for all those working to keep us safe.”
The idea picks up on New York City folks making a ruckus with pots and pans at 7 each evening to show support for healthcare workers fighting the pandemic.
“In so many other communities, the neighbors come out on their porches or balconies to cheer for hospital workers as they go home each night,” Tillapaugh said. “We wanted to do something to show support for the Bassett employees and everyone – grocery and pharmacy clerks, all essential workers – who continue to serve during this crisis.”