County Executive Steven Neuhaus presented checks for $5,000 to mayors of two villages on June 26 and the City of Port Jervis on June 28 to help promote tourism during the summer season.
“Tourism serves as an important economic development tool,” Neuhaus said. “When we promote Orange County’s different municipalities, we generate revenue for the County. There are going to be more dollars for tourism in the future.”
Neuhaus stopped by Waterfront Park in Greenwood Lake to present Mayor Jesse Dwyer with the check.
Greenwood Lake and Monroe will use the $5,000 checks for a variety of events, including their free fireworks shows.
Greenwood Lake’s fireworks show is set for dusk on July 3 at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, which serves as a public access spot to Greenwood Lake, the County’s largest freshwater lake. The Village of Monroe’s fireworks show will be held at dusk on July 2 at the Millponds on Lake Street.
On June 29 he presented Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker with a $5,000 check at Riverside Park in the Port City.
Port Jervis will host its fireworks celebration at 9:30 p.m. on July 1 as part of its Dinner Along the Delaware event and fireworks will be displayed off Point Peter.
Mayor Decker welcomed the funds. “Five thousand doesn’t seem like a lot for an event like this, but thousands of people see it. We certainly appreciate it,” he said.
“The villages of Monroe and Greenwood Lake, and the City of Port Jervis, all have so much to highlight,” Neuhaus said. “We will continue to fund initiatives such as these to promote municipalities in Orange County.”
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