Millerton News: Memorial Hall Celebration Makes A Lasting Impression

by Whitney Joseph

PINE PLAINS — It was a groundbreaking like no other. There were the expected balloons and buttons, stickers and signs. But there were also crafts, vendors, food, games, a flea market, walking tours and lots and lots of dogs. There was even a dunking booth, atop which sat town Supervisor Brian Coons, wet from previous dunkings. The groundbreaking at Pine Plains Memorial Hall (PPMH) had an absolute festive feel on Saturday, May 20, and those who attended were practically glowing with excitement and good cheer. “I am having a wonderful time. This is so much fun,” gushed Pine Plains resident Joan Dunham. “I’ve talked to people I know and people I don’t know. It’s such a wonderful community day. I’m excited for the great groundbreaking for something that’s so wonderful for the community. This is really important for Pine Plains.”