|The Cheese Barrel in Margaretville|
Floods make people come together and help each other out with a contagious sense of community and pride. It's what makes our small Catskills towns so welcoming and tactile. All that strength and warmth at the same time. So Irene pummeled almost every town in the county, in some manner this past weekend. But she really threw her might at the villages of Margaretville, Arkville, and Fleischmanns. And while we all know in our bones that these towns will be rebuilt, there is the sense that the storm did have a silver lining.
Welcoming travelers has been something Delaware County has done with pride since the railroad starting bringing city folk up to escape the heat of the concrete jungle. It is something we will do this weekend for Labor Day travelers, and the next weekend, and for fall foliage and Columbus weekend and for generations to come. We look forward to your supporting our communities as you travel here and promise we'll try our hardest to put the polish back on our main streets. We'll see you in the mountains!!