GREENE – Floodfest-Greene was an incredible success due to a huge outpouring of support from members of the community, said event coordinator Wess Van Voorhis.
“I couldn’t be more proud of everyone who participated,” he said to the gathered crowd at the Genegantslet Golf Club on Sunday. According to preliminary figures, the event itself raised more than $11,000 which does not include the nearly $7,000 donated by businesses and individuals prior to Sunday.
In addition, attendees filled four tables with non-perishable food items, children’s clothing, and Christmas decorations which will be distributed to families affected by Tropical Storm Lee and the resulting catastrophic floods.
Voorhis said the event would not have been such a success without the help of numerous community members who donated their time and energy.
Kellie Gyurik, one of the first to join the Floodfest-Greene committee, said the number of members grew from 11 to more than 30 in just a few weeks and even more turned out to staff the event yesterday.
“Wess thought of the idea three weeks ago and we decided to run with it,” she said. “We couldn’t have done it without all of the amazing sponsors from around the community.”
Gyurik went on to explain that more than 45 businesses donated to the event during the three weeks prior. A Facebook page was also created in order to provide an opportunity to donate for anyone who could not attend the event...