Hello and thanks for reading another weekly report of some things Wilmington. I
start off this week’s report with an Exciting announcement that Jane Hardy Peck
will be the Grand Marshall for our Bicentennial Parade on August 20 th . Jane or as
many call her, “Aunt Jane” will lead Wilmington’s 200 th Anniversary Line up. We
are so thankful she agreed to do this for us.
Speaking of the Bicentennial Parade, there is still time to be part of the fun. If you
would like more information, please contact Tina Terry Preston at 518- 637 -7900.
Remember, the parade will start at 1 pm by the Little Super Market and will end
at the former Steinhoff’s Property. There are great viewing spots throughout the
parade route.
On the same day of August 20 th , The Wilmington Get Together group will have
everything from live Music, great food and an afternoon of fun activities for the
whole family. This free event at kicks off at 3 pm at the Wilmington Beach. Please
call Sadie Hozley at 518-586-1775 if you would like more information or would
like to volunteer.
August is shaping up to be a very busy month! Things to keep in mind, The
Wilmington Historical Society will be hosting their 3 rd Bicentennial Summer Series
on Monday August 8 th at 7pm at the Wilmington Community Center. This Free
event will be about History, Lore & Restoration Projects of the Northern
Adirondack Fire Towers.
The Town Wide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday August 13 th . Treasures and
bargains will be found throughout the community. The Preston Festival Field will
also have some sale vendors at this location. For more information, please call
518- 946-2255
Essex County Agriculture Society will kick off the County Fair on August 17 th – 21.
This year’s fair theme is “Hawaiian Luau,” Tickets are $10.00 and includes parking.
A lot of work goes into this event. Please check it out. For more information, go to
On August 17 th , the Wilmington Youth Commission will be meeting at the Youth
Center at 5:30 pm. All are welcome.
Early voting for the Democrats Primary will start on August 13 through 21.
Democrats wishing to pick their candidate of choice for congress will be able to do
so at the Lake Placid Elementary School at 318 Old Military Road. The actual
dates and times are listed on the Essex County Board of Elections website or one
may call 518 873-3474 for more information. The regular voting for the Democrat
Primary will be at the Wilmington Community Center on August 23 rd starting at 6
The regular monthly meeting of the Wilmington Town Board will take place on
Tuesday August 9 th at 7pm. As always, the public is welcome to attend.
In this week’s History bit, I have been told that former Town Supervisor Joan
Zaumetzer will be attending the Bicentennial Parade and Wilmington Get

Together. Joan was Town Supervisor from 1990 to the end of 1993. Joan’s father
Clyde Richardson, was once a Town Councilman and Highway Superintendent.
She also served as Wilmington Postmaster for years. In my youth, the Post Office
was next to the Nazarene Church. I can still remember the local Postal Crew from
those days being Joan, Jane Peck and Ceil Stephenson. Back then, one could just
write a person’s name on an envelope, no address and you could be certain the
letter would make it to the addressed, usually in the same day!
Finally, the next bicentennial committee meeting will be on August 11, at 12:30 at
the Wilmington Community Center.
That’s all for this week. See you around town. –Roy Holzer