Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Tricounty DFA Update:Meeting Reminder, Hilary McLellan Remembered
A brief update to remind everyone that there will be a Democracy For The Greater Glens Falls Area meeting tomorrow, October 7, at 7pm at the Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe in downtown Glens Falls. The Cafe is located one block west of the roundabout at the corner of Elm and Exchange Streets and Hudson Avenue.
I would also like to note the passing Saturday of Saratoga DFA and Saratoga City Committee member Hilary McLellan. Hilary was a dear friend to so many (including yours truly) and an early member of what came to be known as "Team Val." I think we are realizing now she was also the real heart and soul of that group, the one who never lost heart. Few did as much over the last few years to bring Saratoga politics around to the bright place it is today as Hilary, who created the City Committee's first website, staffed tables, carried petitions and did all those hard things and much more, and was always an indefatigably upbeat presence, despite fighting cancer for nearly the last three years. She was a great storyteller, teacher and ever bright presence, right up to the end. Her loss leaves a terrible void, especially to her husband Roger Wyatt, her family, and almost innumerable body of friends.
A memorial service is planned for later in October.