Many helped make event a big success

On behalf of the Amsterdam High School Marching Rams, boosters and alumni, we would like to thank Mayor Ann Thane, the Amsterdam Fire Department, the Amsterdam Police Department, the DPW, AHS Marching Rams Band directors, majorette adviser and flag team adviser for helping to make our show, “Light up the sky with the Marching Rams” a huge success. Special thanks to Sean Hardies for keeping our lights glowing for the past 14 years. From 10 generators to circuit breakers – progress. Thank you to WCSS and WVTL for advertising our show on the radio. It was greatly appreciated.

Thank you to all of the school districts in Montgomery County and beyond for allowing us to distribute our fliers to their students. We appreciated it very much. Many students from near and far drove through our unique show. Thank you to all who donated printed fliers. Without your help, we would not have been able to reach so many children. Also, thank you to The Leader-Herald, the Recorder and the Gazette for their coverage.

Many thanks to everyone who donated paint and wood to make the beautiful displays and thanks to everyone who donated food for the workers during the show. It kept us warm while working out in the cold from Nov. 30 to Dec. 23, 2012.

Special thanks to all of the Marching Rams, boosters, alumni and community members who worked the show every night. We appreciate you braving the cold and rain in order to allow all who enter enjoy the show.

Together, we raised more than $17,000 for the AHS Marching Rams to use toward their trip to Washington, D.C., this month.

To all of our neighbors bordering the premises, a special thank you for your patience during the duration of the show.

Another year of creating tourism for Montgomery County. Many people who drove through our show mentioned eating at local restaurants and shopping in our stores. I’m sure they gassed up before heading home, too.

“Light up the Sky with the Marching Rams” will return this year for your enjoyment and holiday spirit. We wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Thank you for supporting the AHS Marching Rams – the ambassadors and pride of Amsterdam.

LESLIE MIHALEK, booster chairman

and LINDA SELBERT, alumni chairman