Sunny Skies, Harvest Dinner
Draw Hundreds Downtown
COOPERSTOWN – For the third year in a row, delightful fall weather drews hundreds to Growing Community’s Community Harvest Dinner that continues until 7 this evening on Main Street, which was closed off between River and Fair streets for the celebration.
How many was the question on everybody’s lips. There were 40 tables seating 10 each, but dozens more – perhaps a couple of hundred – sitting on adjoining lawns and curbs and coming and going. Let’s say 500, maybe 600, were there.
Devised by MJ Harris a couple of years ago, the idea is that everyone brings their table settings, a dish to pass, a bottle of wine (or two?) and a recipe to share with neighbors.
Top photo, Jill and Haney Ghaleb must have gotten there early to get seats at the head of the table.
At left, Adrian Kuzminski, left, and John Kosmer wore dueling fedoras. They are chatting with Tara Sumner.
Inset, it’s a great place for friends who haven’t seen each other for a while to meet. Former mayor Carol Waller and MJ Harris greet each other.