I start out this week with an official commendation to all the volunteers, businesses, organizations that made the 2023 Halloween “Trunk or Treat” so successful. Hundreds of children and adults attended the event at the KOA property in town. A special shout out to event organizer Tina Terry Preston, for doing such an awesome job. The community spirit was alive and well in Wilmington that evening. 

Honestly, I think it is a toss-up who enjoys the Halloween Festivities more, the children or the adults. For myself, I absolutely love community events like this. One thing is for sure, fun was had by all and the weather totally cooperated for 

Our next Community event will be the Wilmington Christmas Celebration set for December 8th 2023. We are currently looking for volunteers with the Santa Parade, refreshment area and a host of other people willing to help out with pulling off the Christmas Celebration. From Fireworks to Santa, if you would like to be part of the fun, please contact my office. 

On Sunday November 5th, from 3 pm to 6 pm there will be a fund raiser at the Willsboro Fire Station to benefit the Essex County Fair. A Turkey Dinner with all the fixings will be available for take-out. Donation for the dinner is $14.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. For more information or to pre order, please call 518-593-2137 

Congratulations to Wilmington’s Emily Brown as she prepares to open “Small Town Spirits and Wine”. The latest update is that they are waiting on a Liquor License from New York State. The location of the business will be in the Little Super Market Complex in a smaller building near the gas pumps. Check out Emily’s Facebook page at 

Next week will be very busy around Wilmington. On Tuesday November 7th the General Election will take place at the Community Center from 6 am to 9 pm. As stated before, we have a sample ballot on the Wilmington Post Office Community Bulletin Board and at the town offices for anyone that wishes to view it before Election Day. 

On Thursday November 9th, two public hearings will take place starting at 6:30 pm at the Community Center. One Public Hearing is on a New York State Tax Cap over ride and the other is for the budget itself. The regular monthly November meeting will immediately follow. An agenda will be posted about the meeting soon. 

On Friday November 10th, the Town Offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. 

That’s all for this week my friends. See you around town. – Roy Holzer