BY DYLAN SKRILOFF, CANDIDATE FOR STONY POINT SUPERVISOR
The Wayne Day Bazaar-taking place Wednesday through Saturday at Patriot Hills/Letchworth Village-is the biggest annual family fun event of the year in the Town of Stony Point. The festivities will last from 6 – 10 p.m. on today, Thursday and 6 – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rides, games, music and food will be offered and each night has a different theme. One $20 ticket lets you go on carnival rides the entire night.
Thank you to the Stony Point Firefighters for organizing this event every year. On Saturday at 2 p.m. there is a parade up route 9W; starting at Washburns Lane (Govan and Waldron) and ending at the Firehouse on 9W. Outgoing Fire Chief Joseph Robinson will be honored.
Let us not forget where the day gets its name and why it’s held in mid-July. On July 16, 1779, Continental Army general Anthony Wayne “Mad Anthony” led a brave midnight charge against the redcoats and won the Battle of Stony Point for the fledgling American nation. It was, in fact, a turning point in the Revolutionary War.
I am proud of our heritage as Americans and Stony Pointers and the town has many persons still living here whose lineage dates back to that era. It is important that the town recognizes our history, especially on Wayne Day.
The anniversary will also be celebrated Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Stony Point Battlefield State Park. Musket, rifle and artillery demonstrations as well as 18th century-style military encampments will be available to the public. Presentations on the colonial lifestyle and trades are also scheduled.
I propose that in future years the town work with the fire department to include historical elements to the Stony Point Wayne Day experience.
God bless America and God bless Stony Point, and everyone: enjoy Wayne Day!