Message from the Mayor
As we celebrate today, I hope for you all the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Let us use this time of year to reflect on the past year and count our blessings. Let us not forget our friends and neighbors, who may be sick or injured, may be required to work on the holidays, and those less fortunate than ourselves.
To our neighbors away from home this year, I would like to extend Christmas greetings from Cayuga.
On behalf of my family, the families of Village Board and the dedicated Village Staff, we wish your family the peace, love, light and joy of the season. Merry Christmas.
Mayor William Sherman
I am delighted to welcome all of you here. I am especially happy to welcome the children.
Let me begin with a round of applause to thank this evenings underwriters: Matson & Kellogg Benefits Group, Oakwood Service Center and Custom Sign Express. Without their support this evening would not be possible.
I welcome Pastor Grish of the Cayuga Methodist Church to offer an Invocation
Thank you Pastor Grish.
The Christmas tree while not a new celebratory tradition did not gain widespread popularity in the US until mid to late 1800’s. The first community Christmas tree in the US was in New York City in 1912.
Tonight we gather, once again, in the center of our village to celebrate this most joyous time of year by lighting our community Christmas tree. Let this tree be a symbol of joy, friendship and community. So without further ado help me count down 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and visits with Santa are across inside the church, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride around the Village.
On behalf of the Village Board, Village Staff, and our families let me extend best wishes for a Happy Holiday season.
Good night and God Bless.
Recently we honored those who have served with Veterans Day. On Dec 3rd we celebrate the holiday season by lighting our village tree.
Earlier this week our village was visited by the lake effect snow machine. I want to personally thank our dedicated DPW staff for coming into work early, getting our streets into shape so we could go about our normal routines. I also want to thank our first responders for always being at the ready to answer the call.
We are very fortunate to live in a wonderful community; I am grateful for the individuals whom make it such.
Thanksgiving is our time to reflect on the year and be grateful for all that we have been given. Our personal circumstances differ, but on Thanksgiving, we take time to appreciate the bounty of our lives. I hope that you are able to be with family and friends to celebrate.
I wish for you many blessing not just at Thanksgiving, but every day.
Mayor William Sherman