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Town of Poestenkill Spirit Day!

Poestenkill Spirit Day, on October 29th at the Poestenkill Fire House, will feature a Roast Beef Dinner and various raffles.

The Roast Beef Dinner will be sponsored by the Poestenkill Business Association. Reservations may be made by calling 279-6680. Leave your name, telephone number, and the number of tickets you require. Adult tickets will be $15 and Children under the age of 12 will be $10. Payment will be made at the door. The doors will open at 4PM to give everyone time to view the raffle items. Dinner will be served starting at 5PM and service will end at 7PM.

There are also a number of exciting items to be raffled. A 40” flat screen television has been donated. Tickets will be $5 each. For more information on how to get raffle tickets and a chance to win the television, please call Sue Horton at Town Hall 283-5100.

Local merchants are helping in the effort by donating a variety of desirable items. Future updates will include a list of some of the donations. The items will be on display the night of the Roast Beef Dinner. Tickets for this “Chinese” raffle will be $1 each.

An additional way to show your Poestenkill Spirit will be to purchase a T-shirt, designed by local artist, Mike Hayes. A graphic of the mountain, the creek and the rain with the caption, “Poestenkill Spirit Day-We Survived the Flood of 2011” makes these shirts a true community spirit booster. Shirts are $15 each or two for $25. They are on sale at Town Hall or you can call Joan Hayes at 286-3019. All monies collected in the sales of these shirts will go directly to the Flood Victims Fund.

So, show your Poestenkill Spirit! October 29th will be a great day to demonstrate community support for those residents who continue to struggle with the aftermath of the recent tropical storms.

Market Day, Saturday 9/17/11! 9am to 1pm!

Books – $3.00 per bag!
Bake Sale!
Harvest Table!
Civil War-themed quilt raffle!
Basket raffles!
Gently used and new purses, jewelry, & scarves!
Hot dogs & chili!

Hope to see you on the Green at the Library!

More Information about Helping Flood Victims in the Town of Poestenkill

A group of people representing the Poestenkill Business Association, Town Hall, the Highway Department and the Library met to discuss ways that our community can help the victims of the recent storm and subsequent flooding.

These victims are working hard to return to some degree of normalcy. They face new challenges every day; some with contaminated wells and waterlogged septic systems in addition to flooded homes. Following are some ways our community can help.

Bottled Water – Donations may be dropped off at Town Hall. Gallon jugs are preferable to minimize plastic trash.

Monetary Donations – Please make checks payable to: Poestenkill Business Association (in the memo section Flood Victims Fund). Checks and cash be dropped off at Town Hall or placed in the donation pitcher at the Library (next to the Candy Jar). These monies will be used to directly aid the families in need.

Volunteers – There is no formal list yet to match volunteers to those who need help. As soon as information is available, it will be posted.

A preliminary plan is in place for a community ‘spirit day’ to be held on October 29 at the Fire House. There will be dinner (provided by the Fire Department), silent auction and raffles- proceeds to benefit the Poestenkill Business Association Flood Victims Fund. Plans are very tentative at this point. More information will be available soon on this site and in the Advertiser.

We should also remember to recognize our Highway Department for the incredible number of hours they have worked since the day of the storm. They continue to work very hard to repair the flooded areas. Toby, the Highway Superintendent, would like to remind residents who have flood-damaged items that there are three (3) dumpsters that can be used. Please see for flood-related information.

Donations for Families Affected by the Recent Flooding in Poestenkill

Many of you have been asking how you can help those affected by the town’s recent floods. There are many homes with severe damage from Hurricane Irene. In cooperation with the Poestenkill Business Association, the library is working on coordinating the acceptance and distribution of your donations. To begin the efforts, a donation jar has been placed at the library. With your generous donation, you will receive a chance to guess how many pieces of candy are in our candy jar. The winner will receive the entire jar! Cash, as well as checks made out to “Poestenkill Business Association”, will be accepted.

More information will be available soon about other ways you can help. Any new information we have will be posted this website as well as on our Facebook page.

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