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"Aquefest" Celebrated Friends and the Croton River

October 3, 2006

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On Saturday, September 30, 2006, an event organized by Croton’s own Carl Grimm, called “Aquefest” kicked off at 10:30 AM at the base of the New Croton Dam. The event, attended by Croton Trustees Ann Gallelli, Charlie Kane, Leo Wiegman, Mayor Dr. Gregory Schmidt celebrated the ongoing clean up of the Croton River ecosystem as a whole.

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The event commenced with the presentation of a Westchester County Proclamation from Legislator Bill Burton to Lloyd Moss in honor of his 50 years in broadcasting at WQXR, a classical music station.

And speaking of music, Centarian Ed Rondthaler was also on hand to sing his latest song called “Water Over The Dam” at noon.

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Former Mayor Robert Elliot—who served the village for 14 years, from 1991 to 2005—was also in attendance as he was honored for his work on Croton’s Hudson River waterfront properties and the Riverwalk, aptly known as “Elliot’s Way.

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Throughout the day, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct volunteers were on hand with “Aquefest” giveaways like Aqueduct Trail maps, t-shirts, bottles, and caps. Additionally, event visitors went off on periodic walks along the croton Aqueduct until the event concluded at 5:30 PM.

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