The weather, location and attractions were all picture perfect for the Village of Port Washington North's 75th anniversary celebration that was held recently on the Publishers Clearing House field along Channel Drive. All of Port North's residents were invited to enjoy the afternoon courtesy of the village with the help of many local businesses who sponsored the event.
Hundreds of people came to enjoy the nostalgic carnival games, nautical themed activities and great inflatable rides. Hot dogs, cotton candy, kettle corn and a candy store offered all the food attendees could eat. There were even two professional sand sculptors who created a castle out of fine sand and helped kids and adults alike form their own masterpieces.
The village also presented an historical photo exhibit covering various past and present highlights of the village, as well as current planned projects. Also on display were artistic masterpieces created by Guggenheim art teacher Andrea Illiano's and Daly art teacher Lisa Heath's fourth-grade students. The students, many of whom live in Port North, used clamshells as canvasses to depict various local images.
To cap off the afternoon's activities, Rhythm, Reeds & Brass performed a wonderful array of standards and big band songs from the 1930s and 40s. "The event was everything I had hoped it would be," said Mayor Robert Weitzner. "I was so caught up in the fun of the day that even I couldn't resist making a sandcastle and jousting with my son."
The Village of Port Washington North wishes to thank event managers Deb Colton of DebCo and Debbie Greco of Greco Integrated Communications for planning and managing the event, as well as all the sponsors who made the event possible.