A 100-year-old iron fence at the corner of Germonds, Strawtown and Old Mill Roads has been restored through the efforts of Heritage of West Nyack, with the assistance of BOCES Auto Body students led by the late Anthony Amoros.
Amoros, son of Al and Ivette Amoros of Pomona, was a student in the BOCES program and took great personal interest and pride in leading his fellow students in the assembly, welding and painting of the new fence. A leader in school and community projects, Amoros was tragically killed on January 29, 2013 in an auto accident in North Rockland. A plaque will be unveiled in his memory.
Heritage of West Nyack is a recently chartered civic organization dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of the historic heritage of the hamlet of West Nyack. In addition to the fence project, Heritage has undertaken the repainting of historical markers; unearthed the last remaining horse trough in the hamlet; and has maintained the flowers which beautify the Post Office.
It is the community liaison for the planning of the revitalization, which is scheduled to begin in 2015. The organization held its second annual Fall Festival at Germonds Park on Sunday, October 19.