To the Editor:

I would like to thank all the artists, photographers, authors and craftspeople who helped make the 26th annual Merwinsville Hotel Art and Fine Crafts Show such a special event.

The talent of our local artists is amazing, and we were very fortunate to have so many take part in this year's show.

A special thanks goes to the hotel's board of directors for all their hard work, and to our wonderful volunteers for their assistance throughout the Columbus Day weekend.

Thanks also to Adrienne's Restaurant, The Club at River Oaks, Bank Street Theater and The Cookhouse.

Thanks also to South Kent School for lending us three of its fine young men to be our wait staff for our Friday night gala preview party.

I'd also like to thank Danny D., guitarist and singer extraordinaire, for entertaining us again this year, and the New Milford Commission on the Arts and Union Savings Bank, for their much appreciated donations.

Finally, I would like to thank all the visitors to the hotel, who stopped and shopped during this special weekend.

We very much appreciate your taking a "turn off the beaten trail" to find our little gem of an art show in this very special historic building.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Jeremy Ruman

President

Merwinsville Hotel

Restoration

Gaylordsville