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Pound Ridge Town Board OKs Harvest Fest Permit

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – The Town Board approved a special use permit at its monthly meeting clearing the way for the Pound Ridge Partnership to hold a Harvest Festival Block Party in October in the Scotts Corners business district.

The approval was contingent upon the Partnership acquiring any other necessary permits and that insurance costs remain in line.

Festival planners said the event will also include beer and wine and that they’ve spoken to Pound Ridge Police Chief Dave Ryan regarding the requirements.

“We have applied to the state for the necessary liquor license,” said Lara Keidel Gentile, a member of the Pound Ridge Partnership. “We have also applied for a banner permit to promote the event.”

Gentile said that traffic would be managed in the same way it was for the Pride Ridge Pride Day in June, which she said was successful.

Supervisor Gary Warshauer agreed.

“People could easy get around Scotts Corners during the Pound Ridge Pride event,” he said. “It was during the Fourth of July fireworks show with the 5K race that there was a problem because they had to shut down Westchester Avenue.”

Gentile said the business along Westchester Avenue have been supportive of the festival idea.

“We will incorporate the businesses in town into this and some of them will provide food,” she said. “All the businesses in town are in agreement on this event.”

The event will be very kid-friendly, Gentile said. There will be window painting, pumpkin painting and scarecrow making.

“I am glad to see that you are going to have a ‘root beer garden’ as well as a beer garden,” Warshauer said.

Additionally, there will be live music throughout day with a bandstand set up in front of Mariella’s Wine Bar.

The festival is slated to take place on Saturday, Oct. 15 with a rain date of Oct. 22.

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