Beginnings should bring optimism, so with the start of 2010, let’s all look at what we can be.
For Lake Placid, this means looking ahead to all the positive events and activities lined up for the year. There have been several new events, either in the first year — or second or third — and all the kinks are still being worked out. Organizers and community leaders should now focus on the strengths of each event, do what it takes to make them grow and build upon each success.
The Holiday Village Stroll and Worldfest are just some of the newer events that should really take off this year.
Other events such as the Ironman Triathlon and I Love Barbecue Festival should not be taken for granted. Each event — even those not mentioned here — help keep Lake Placid what it is: a leading destination for travelers from all over the world.
As we look ahead toward the new year, let’s do so with optimism and work as a team. There are some vital issues local government leaders need to work out such as parking, fireworks policies and even video surveillance on Main Street. Each one must be addressed in a timely fashion as each will play a role in how others view the Olympic Village.
One ball dropping in Times Square will be enough. Let’s not drop the ball when it comes to making all of Lake Placid’s events successful in the years to come.