CLICK ON THE SCANS BELOW TO SEE ADDITIONAL NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF THE VILLAGE'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY, 1973, FIREWORKS & WATER SPORTS. For more from Croton's 75th Anniversary celebrations, see http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/crotons-75thart-music-theater-food-fun.html
SEE A SLIDESHOW FROM CROTON'S JUBILEE IN 1948 HERE http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157629728683773/show/
Thank you for posting this. Can anyone here remember what we did for our centennial? No you can't. Because aside from the historical society's efforts and the library, Croton did very little in comparison to its jubilee and 75th anniversaries. What was so different? We had officials who were more interested in advancing their careers and their philosophies. There weren't even banners. In fact I remember one store owner who had made up a centennial banner being told to take it down because it hung between the store and a village owned pole! They were told they would need to apply for a permit.ReplyDelete
Just like a little shop here did to desperately drum up business around Christmas last year. Can you believe it. It's true and the shop is now closed.
Misplaced priorities arrived in the last 1980's, early 1990's, and they continue sadly today.
Thanks for the happier memories of Croton's 75th.
No banners. No parades. No fireworks. Minor recognition at the Summerfest parade that year.Delete
I remember there was a Centennial Committee and they did the best they could but without active people it was hard. Lynn (maybe Linda/) Rossler often said it was kind of sad.ReplyDelete
Back during the 75th anniversary on the other hand you could really feel a certain excitement among the members of the board about the event and a real pride in being from Croton. They not only encouraged everyone, they found money and time and treated the whole idea with a certain respect.
Move forward in time to 98/99 when the village's officials were pre-occupied with bringing garbage back to the village and endless public hearings that resulted in a permit in spite of big-time community opposition. How ironic that when most people had been rejoicing over a Croton without garbage when the landfill closed, it would be brought back for the centennial and almost ten more years after that at a transfer station.
Agreed but also a lot of "old Croton" people died or moved because of the taxes.Delete