Thursday, September 13, 2007

Amazing Support

What an amazing night!

You cannot be successful in a job as Mayor without tremendous support on a daily basis from across the entire community. To see that support manifested as it was this evening at the Italian Community Center is quite overwhelming.

More than 200 friends and supporters gathered underneath the tent at the ICC on Thursday night as we hit the backstretch of the long election season. With less than eight weeks to go, we are right on track to making sure that all of the progress that has been made in the City of Troy in the last four years is not all for nought.

To see that many people gathered in one spot in the middle of the week, on a beautiful autumn-like evening is wonderful. Many thanks to the ICC for hosting the event, to Al Bruno for putting on a terrific show for all those in attendance, and of course great thanks to Cranberry the Clown for entertaining so many children while the parents talked. You can't beat that.

It was also nice to have Senator Joe Bruno on hand for the event. A lot of people get a great kick out of talking with him, grabbing some pictures, and listening to stories.

Thanks everyone again for the tremendous support, it is certainly great to hear from so many people how pleased they are with the direction Troy is moving. There is much work to be done, and we are looking forward to really taking Troy to the next level over the course of the next four years.

Here are some pictures from this evening.

Al Bruno gets us started

My father with his new best friend, Ronny Chaplin. Later Ronny, met up with Cranberry, and the outcome was interesting.

Words cannot describe this picture.

Just ten minutes after the festivities began we had a full crowd.

Young Luke was happy to have pizza.

I know I said it already, but what an amazing night. Thank you so much once again!

We had a lot of requests tonight for lawn signs and volunteers. If we happen to miss anyone, please just send an e-mail to and we will get to you!