Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce Still Accepting Vendor Applications for Fourth of July Celebration

DSCN3817The Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Village and Town of Liberty, will be hosting its 21st Annual Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4th.

The Chamber is inviting retail, food and craft vendors—as well as community organizations—to participate in the Annual Street Fair and Parade. The street fair runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, with the parade kicking off at 12:05 p.m. across from the Elks Lodge on Oberferst Street. North Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to accommodate the festivities.

The day also includes: A Classic Car and Truck Show beginning at 10:30 a.m. behind the Liberty Public Library; a special performance of the Star Spangled Banner at noon on the Main Street Stage; a variety of food, craft and retail vendors; bouncy houses and kids activities by Party Master; and musical guest “The Other Band” on the Main Street Stage starting at 12:30 p.m. A rain date is set for Sunday, July 5.

In addition to the lineup this year, there will be a special live performance of NACL Theater’s “The Weather Project,” presented behind the Main Street Stage in Creekside Park at 1:30 p.m.

Vendor applications can be found at LibertyNYChamber.com. For more information about the Chamber, or to participate in the parade or volunteer on the day of the event, contact the Chamber at 845-292-9797 or email info@LibertyNYChamber.com. Information can also be found on the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

The event is sponsored by Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce and the following businesses: Achieve Rehab & Nursing, Spina Chiropractic and Krazy Dai’s, LLC (Platinum Sponsors); Catskill Hudson Bank, Dr. Jorge Delgado, Jeff Bank, Liberty Rotary, Ramsay’s Funeral Home, Town & Country Antiques and Yeshiva Ahavas Israel (Gold Sponsors); Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Altbach, TLC Childcare (Silver Sponsor); County Petroleum, Charlie Barbuti Furniture Mall and Liberty Press (Bronze Sponsors).

Liberty Diner Honored Today for 25 Years of Hospitality & Community Service by Sullivan County Legislature, Town and Village of Liberty Officials and Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce

LIBERTY, NY January 13, 2015 – The Liberty Diner and the Tsicalos family that founded, own and operate it, were honored this afternoon by the Sullivan County legislature, both the town and Village of Liberty and the Liberty Chamber of Commerce for their quarter century of hospitality and community service.

Sullivan County Legislator Cora Edwards commenced the presentations with an official “Letter of Appreciation” on behalf of the entire County legislative body to Liberty Diner owners Nick Tsicalos, wife Helen and children Irene and George.  The family was lauded for  “a tradition of warmly welcoming friends, neighbors and visitors to our county,” noting that they “have embodied our community’s values and embraced our county’s families.”

Town of Liberty Councilman Brian McPhillips then presented a proclamation from Supervisor Charlie Barbuti and the Liberty town council declaring January 13, 2015 to be “Liberty Diner Day”.   Though in Albany at the time of the ceremony, Aileen Gunther was represented by Legislative Aide Minnette Kramer, who read a letter of congratulations from the Assemblywoman.  Speaking on behalf of the Village of Liberty Police Department, Chief Scott Kinne thanked the Tsicalos family for their ever-present support of and hospitality to, the uniform officers in his command. The Chief’s remarks were followed by gracious and laudatory comments by Village Mayor Daniel Ratner. The ceremonies concluded with a presentation from Liberty Chamber Board Member Constance Lawrence and a re-staging of the ribbon cutting that first took place on this date in 1990.

A true, three-generation Tsicalos-family affair, the Liberty Diner opened its doors at 30 Sullivan Avenue in Liberty on January 13, 1990, 25 years ago to the day of this presentation. As they have every day since, family members ensure patrons are welcomed with the same engaging warmth and hospitality that has been the hallmark of Liberty Diner since that first Saturday morning.

“We are grateful for the love and support our friends and neighbors have given us over all these years and are humbled by the recognition accorded us today” said owner Nick Tsicalos.  He added that realizing the dream he shared with his father and co-founder George Sr. was particularly inspiring at this important milestone.

“My father’s imprint is indelible and his input remains invaluable.”

The 25th Anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the month of January with in-restaurant promotions and trivia contests and giveaways on the Liberty Diner Facebook page (Official Liberty Diner & Restaurant). The Liberty Diner is open from 6:00 AM to Midnight seven days a week and is located at 30 Sullivan Avenue (just off Exit 100 on Route 17).  The Liberty Diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers daily specials, an all you can eat soup and salad bar during the dinner hours, and features world-class baking.  On and off-site catering is also available.  Telephone 845-292-8973.

For additional information or to arrange an interview, please contact Rich Altman at 845-707-1810.

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR…Sullivan County Legislator Cora Edwards (at right) reads from the Legislature’s Certificate of Appreciation to Liberty Diner and the Tsicalos family in honor of their 25th anniversary in business.  (L-R) Owners Nick Tsicalos, Irene Tsicalos and Helen Tsicalos (holding grandson Jeremy).  Photo credit: Richard E. Altman

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR…Sullivan County Legislator Cora Edwards (at right) reads from the Legislature’s Certificate of Appreciation to Liberty Diner and the Tsicalos family in honor of their 25th anniversary in business. (L-R) Owners Nick Tsicalos, Irene Tsicalos and Helen Tsicalos (holding grandson Jeremy). Photo credit: Richard E. Altman

IT’S OFFICIALLY LIBERTY DINER DAY…Town of Liberty Councilman Brian McPhillips  (at right) presents a proclamation declaring January 13, 2015 to be “Liberty Diner Day” to the Tsicalos family in honor of their 25th anniversary in business.  (L-R) Owners Nick Tsicalos, Irene Tsicalos and Helen Tsicalos (holding grandson Jeremy).  Photo credit: Richard E. Altman

IT’S OFFICIALLY LIBERTY DINER DAY…Town of Liberty Councilman Brian McPhillips (at right) presents a proclamation declaring January 13, 2015 to be “Liberty Diner Day” to the Tsicalos family in honor of their 25th anniversary in business. (L-R) Owners Nick Tsicalos, Irene Tsicalos and Helen Tsicalos (holding grandson Jeremy). Photo credit: Richard E. Altman

Re-staging of the ribbon cutting that first took place on this date in 1990 with Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce.

Re-staging of the ribbon cutting that first took place on this date in 1990 with Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce.