By DIANE ANDRASIK
The Historical Society of Dunkirk would like to thank all those who made our first Park in the Park Classic Car event a success on Father's Day.
Ryan Corbett is to be congratulated for his dedication to making the event a success. He worked hard organizing the event and making sure car owners would be welcome. Also to be thanked are the Piede Brothers for the tent, Mike Porpiglia for providing great chicken, and Ginger and Rick Pokoj of Tony's Waffles for their delicious treats.
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A car show in Washington Park last month brought nearly 100 old autos and hundreds of residents last month.
The Untouchables provided a fun musical background for the afternoon. Also, Cott Industry was generous in supplying some drinks.
To those additional area businesses and individuals who donated door prizes, although too numerous to mention, we thank all of you for your generosity as those items helped make the event a success.
In addition, Michele Bautista and members of her PARC (Park Action Restoration Committee) group are to be congratulated for their services in helping to paint the lower windows at the museum in order to better prepare the museum, as well as for assisting at the event.
City residents should be thankful neighborhood groups like this one are a presence in the city. Dave Ptak of Applebee's is also to be thanked for his donation of time and ice for the event.
Most of all, the society would like to thank those car owners who attended. Some came early and waited through some potentially stormy weather while others came a bit later once the weather calmed down.
Their beautiful and interesting cars were of course the best of all.
I would also like to thank the OBSERVER for their great coverage. It's nice to see positive news on the front page.
Washington Park was once the center of activity for the city, as it was removed from the busy, bustling Third Street railroad lines and the congested lake front with docks and fishing tugs and ships.
It is hoped that more activities like this will bring people back to the park. We hope next year's event will be bigger and better.
Diane Andrasik is president of the Historical Society of Dunkirk.