In my opinion, it has become a celebration of community above all else. I spent the better part of Saturday walking and observing the people. Whether it was families, teenagers or seniors enjoying the event, there was a clear sense of community throughout Otsiningo Park. Very rarely can you gather 1000's of people in a confined space and see so many smiles and friendly faces. As I was taking pictures, I overheard one woman say she was from Ohio and was amazed at how friendly everyone was. I am sure that was not an isolated incident.
Congratulations to the organizers, scores of volunteers and, to all the people of Broome County. Once again, you have not failed me in proving that it is the people that makes this place as special as it is.