Eagle Raffle Winners

The winners of the two eagles chainsaw carved by Mark Tyoe of Salibury, NY were drawn and announced last evening at the regular meeting of the Colchester Town Board.

Paul Burns of Downsville won first choice and Peter Schuenzel of Randolf, NJ and Tub Mill Downsville won the second choice.

The two eagles had most recently been displayed at the Catskill Country Market and the Old Schoolhouse Inn and Restaurant. Paul chose the eagle from the Schoolhouse, the one Mark carved and brought with him when he and his wife Linda came to Pepacton Park to do the live demonstration. Peter will get the one from the Market which Mark carved live in front of a very appreciative audience on October 10th.

We want to thank everyone who participated in and supported the 2015 Downsville Eagle Streetscape Art Project. The Eagle Event day and the raffle generated just over $3000.- for a possible streetscape event in 2016.

Special thanks and recognition goes to Pio Deroda who developed the idea, procured a grant from the Roxbury Art Group and a matching grant from the O’Conner Foundation, and did all the worked involved in the project. She received valuable support and assistance from many Colchester residents and we wish to thank everyone who assisted.

Thirteen of the eagles are on display in the front windows of Poppy at the four corners in Downsville. One is placed at the Town Hall.  The others are safely stored for the winter. The future of the nineteen will be determined this winter.