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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

FALL 2014

Reflections from the Boardroom

Sonnenberg Property Restoration?

BY MARGARET OWENS, PRESIDENT

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t’s hard to believe that fall is already here—it seems that the summer has just flown by! We have had another great season here at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion. As we enter into the cooler weather and this season of thanksgiving, I want to thank all of our staff and our wonderful volunteers who make Sonnenberg such a special place. We have over 400 active volunteers that give of their time and energy to help sustain us. It is their hard work and dedication that make it possible to keep our gates open and bring us all the spectacular special events throughout the season. Without our volunteers, we simply could not operate. It is such an honor and a privilege to work with all of you and to be affiliated with this organization. Moving forward, the Board of Trustees has been working hard to continue to make Sonnenberg an operation that is sustainable in the future. Our primary sources of income are donations, weddings, and special events. Arts at the Gardens, considered one of the

Senator Charles Schumer, Executive Director David Hutchings, and Canandaigua Mayor Ellen Polimeni on the adjacent Armory property (Photo Credit: Penfield Post)

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ear Sonnenberg Trustees, it was a pleasure to join Senator Schumer on October 1, 2014 at the Armory with several of you and the Sonnenberg Staff as we learned of his support and willingness to work to see the Armory acreage returned to Sonnenberg. My work with Senator Schumer has proven him to be a true advocate for topics in which he becomes involved. An example I can cite is Lagoon Park, for it was with his help the park came to exist. I have been at Sonnenberg several times this season for events and to participate in weddings. I have marveled at the beauty of all gardens, the mansion and the other buildings that add to the ambiance of the grounds. Everyone involved is to be commended for the care and time given to maintain this wonderful asset to our city. If I can be of further support in the Armory effort through letters and personal contacts please feel free to contact me. Sincere thanks for your stewardship of Sonnenberg, Ellen Polimeni Letter from Canandaigua Mayor Ellen Polimeni to the Sonnenberg Board of Trustees concerning Senator Schumer’s support of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park acquiring the adjacent and soon to be vacant US Armory property. •

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Views From the Sunny Hill Fall 2014  

The Fall 2014 issue of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park newsletter. Please see http://www.sonnenberg.org for more about Sonn...

Views From the Sunny Hill Fall 2014  

The Fall 2014 issue of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park newsletter. Please see http://www.sonnenberg.org for more about Sonn...

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