This past summer was both busy and eventful in the Village of Maybrook. We had two “Family Movie Nights”, the Maybrook 4th of July Celebration, Celebrate Maybrook and Amusement Rides. There were activities taking place almost every night of the evening in the Frederick Myers Veterans Memorial Park from Adult Beach Volleyball to Women’s Softball and baseball tournaments as well. Orange County Cal Ripken completed their first season in the Village of Maybrook and we are delighted to have them as a part of our youth activities. The Orange County Youth Soccer had another successful summer and fall seasons and offer competitive soccer for youth of all ages. Orange County Youth Soccer games are played in the David Weiss Memorial Park. This year the Village hosted two “Village Wide Yard Sales” in the spring and the fall which both went very well. The “Maybrook Wind Ensemble” performed a summer concert this summer. Mark your calendars for their “Holiday Concert” which will be held on Friday, December 16th (snow date Sunday, December 18th) which will surely put you into the holiday spirit! Fall Co-ed “Chicago Softball” started up in the village with four solid teams which played on Friday evenings into late October. Earlier this year, Marge Evans stepped down as President of our Maybrook Golden Links Senior Program which meets every Wednesday at the Maybrook Senior Center. Marge along with her husband Marvin for many years worked side by side providing activities and trips for the Golden Links. We wish Marge the best of health and thank her for her many years of service with the Golden Links. Jane Schimpf has since filled the position and has done an admirable job picking up where Marge left off. We wish Jane Schimpf all the best and thank her for taking on the position for our seniors. Maybrook hosted our first community Blood Drive through New York Blood Center on September 14th. We welcomed the Grand Opening of the Wallkill Federal Savings Bank in the village on September 28th. Maybrook “Shred Day” was held in the village on September 30th. This past summer, the Village of Maybrook Department of Public Works removed antiquated playground equipment and replaced them with new Village Board approved playground equipment in the “Danny Meyer Memorial Playground”. The Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees held a re-dedication of the “Danny Meyer Memorial Playground” on October 20th. Danny Meyer was a 12 year old boy who lived in the Village of Maybrook who tragically lost his life in June 1996. Residents in the Village of Maybrook raised funds and helped build the “Danny Meyer Memorial Playground” in Danny’s memory in 1997. 2016 is the 20th anniversary of young Danny’s passing. The Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees introduced that evening a “Declaration” which stated the “Danny Meyer Memorial Playground” would remain and continue to be going forward in Danny’s memory. The Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the “Declaration” at the next Village of Maybrook Board Meeting on October 25th, 2016. On October 22nd the village marked another first by hosting, along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2064 and Auxiliary the 1st Annual “Run for Homeless Heroes” 5k Race /Walk. We had a great turnout although the weather did not cooperate and ended up raising $1,600.00. We are looking forward to hosting again next year! The village hosted our annual Halloween Celebration for elementary school aged kids at the Maybrook Senior Center on October 30th. Halloween was held in the Village of Maybrook on October 31st. I’m happy to say that no major incidents were reported and thank you to our Maybrook Police Department for keeping the village safe during this event.
In closing, as we approach year end, I look forward to seeing residents at the “Village of Maybrook Christmas Tree Lighting” on November 27th. On behalf of the Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees, I’d like to wish all residents and their families a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season!
Mayor Dennis K. Leahy