CMMA 2014 National Covention
The 2014 Carousel Modeler and Miniatures Association (CMMA) convention will be held Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th at C. Fred Johnson Recreation Park, Johnson City, New York. The convention will coincide with the 5th annual Carousel Day at the Park on Saturday July 26th. The convention will feature operating carousel models, hand carved miniature carousel horses, miniature circus and other displays. The convention displays will be open from 10am – 8pm on Saturday and again noon until 5pm on Sunday and will be located inside the carousel building at the park.
On display for the first time will be the CMMA Evolution Carousel Project carousel model. This exciting new project is designed for the beginning carousel modeler and can be built with a minimum number of tools. The carousel is designed to be adapted to more complex carousel model designs as the modeler gains additional skills. Several CMMA members will be carving miniature carousel animals during the exhibit.
The CMMA was founded in 1986 to bring together those interested in constructing operating carousel models, miniature carousel carvers and other carousel enthusiasts. The CMMA has members from across the U.S. and Canada. This will is the third CMMA convention held in Broome County. Plan to stop by the CMMA convention display to see the amazing models. Members will be available to discuss carousel modeling and miniature carousel carving.
Patrick Wentzel – CMMA Secretary-Treasurer
Coming Soon :
The 5th Annual Carousel Day on Saturday July 26th
Here are just a few of the highlights of the upcoming 2014 Carousel Day Event
The Scott Freeman Band and the Revival Horns will provide a wide array of muscial styles to entertain the audiences at the 2014 5th annual Carousel Day at CFJ Park in Johnson City
|Johnny Only||Juggler Will Stafford|
|Barefoot Betty's Acoustic Band||Rich Wilson|
2014 Vendor Applications Now Available
Mark your calendars for this year's Third Thursday Cruze-Ins
|May 15th||Ricky and the Blue Shadows|
|June 19th||Outer Reef|
|July 17th||The Scott Freeman Band|
|August 21st||Toy Box Trophies|
|September 18th||Rich Wilson|
Thank you to all who attended the Johnson City Partners 4th Annual Carousel Day at CFJ Park on July 27th. We hope you enjoyed the event.
We want to thank our sponsors: Wegmans, Coughlin & Gerhart, Visions Federal Credit Union, Goodrich Implement, Marchuska Glass, J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Haylor, Freyer & Coon, and Bates Troy. Your generosity provided an opportunity for the community to gather for a fun and educational experience; to reminisce and make new memories. Visions did a great job of keeping the kids busy with their arts and crafts tent.
A big thank you goes out to the Chenango County Arts Council for granting us public funds of the New York State Council on the Arts.
We thank Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie and the Board of Trustees, along with the JC Celebrations Committee for their support and for hosting the Carousel's 90th Birthday Celebration. We also appreciate Judy & Diane of the JC Celebrations Committee for their fundraising efforts to benefit the carousel, and the Johnson City Elks and Lions Club for helping to raise park funds.
Many thanks to the Johnson City Department of Public Works for their efforts in getting the carousel and park grounds spruced-up for the event. Thank you to the Johnson City Police and Fire Departments who always do an outstanding job in serving our community.
Many volunteers heeded our call for help and gave of their time, talents, and resources. A few special mentions go out to Village Historian Janet Ottman for sharing her infinite local history knowledge, Author Jack Shay, and Blacksmith Gary Hinman. Special thanks to Whitney Kukol for using her time and talents in creating a fun "Treasure Dig" game for the children to enjoy. Thanks go out to Mr. John Walker for the use of his tent and Dan Deemie for helping the mayor erect the history tent in the middle of the night! We thank you all.
Many thanks to members of Windsor's Window on the Arts Committee who gave us a helping hand at Carousel Day through our shared staffing agreement.
This was the third year of the Juried Arts & Crafts Show which featured some very fine local artists and crafters. Congratulations to the following artisans for placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for their work: Artist Glenda Blake, Jones' Bowls, and Dave's Art Den; and placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for their booth appearance were: The Chocolate Bar, Dolly Donna, & Artist Glenda Blake.
Lastly, I wish to thank my fellow Johnson City Partners members for their hard work and dedication to the betterment of the Village of Johnson City. While I may often conjure up the ideas-it is you who makes them happen.
Julie Deemie, President of Johnson City Partners
The Johnson City Partners were awarded $2,135 in total funding for their annual Carousel Day event at CFJ Park.
The award will help fund musical and stage performances at this year's event on Saturday July 21st. This year's performers will include: Miles Ahead, The Magical illusions of Kyle and Kelly, Rosie's Ready Mix featuring Curt Osgood on the Hammered Dulcimer, and Midnight Drive Bluegrass Band. Carousel Day is free to the public and will also feature a juried arts and crafts show, children's activities, and food vendors.
The purpose of the Decentralization Grant program is to develop, foster, promote, enhance and increase community arts and cultural programs. The work of the Johnson City Partners was found to fit the Council's purpose and the Partners were commended for their efforts in their community.
The 3 main goals of the JC Partners are:
Changing public perceptions and increasing community pride by creating an image for the Downtown Business District that will appeal to residents and visitors.
Promoting our rich industrial history through special events, advertising and education.
Business & Industry-
Attracting merchants and professionals to fill unmet needs and reduce vacant store fronts. Marketing our village to suitable businesses and industries that will increase job opportunities and investment interest.