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On behalf of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber Foundation, Inc., its Board of Directors, professional staff, and the hundreds of volunteers and attendees who came out in support of Hudson Valley KidVenture on May 20 & 21, I’d like to express our sincere gratitude to the men and women of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
City officers were an integral part of the weekend event and we could not have done it without them. This includes planning leading up to the festival. From the first meeting with Sargent Todd King and city administration, our experience was nothing short of stellar. The logistics of safety and security were seamless and the implementation was effective, professional, and courteous. The safety, security, and traffic control for more than 5,000 attendees is not to be taken lightly and our community needs to know how fortunate we are to have such incredible, caring individuals keeping us safe.
I am personally grateful for the service of our officers to this great city – for their willingness to go above and beyond in assisting to deliver an event our entire community can be proud of. The dedicated support from the City Police, Fire and DPW, in conjunction with the City and County Administrations, is greatly appreciated and doesn’t go unnoticed. I realize this is the work they do each and every day, but we should take a moment to stay thank you for all they do. Our community owes them a great deal of gratitude, so I proudly take this opportunity to say, thank you!
Frank Castella, Jr.
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