Lake George Mayor Robert Blais has announced that this week’s Fridays at the Lake concert in Shepard Park will be dedicated to the family who suffered a terrible loss in last Sunday’s motorcycle accident. The event will raise funds for those affected, in conjunction with a second event coming up.
Fridays at the Lake & Wednesday at Lake George Expedition Park Fundraisers
The Fridays at the Lake concert happening this Friday, June 17, will feature Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra and the Stony Creek Band. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of beverages, and all tips, will be donated to next week’s fundraiser on Wednesday, June 22, hosted by Lake George Expedition Park.
On June 22, the local theme park will be open from 2pm to 7pm by donation only. As part of this special fundraising event, there will be gift baskets and silent auction items available, raffles, and more. The Charles R. Wood Theater has announced that they will be raffling off one child’s tuition to their upcoming Theatre for Tots Summer Camp.
If you’re interested in helping out or donating, you can reach out to Danna Ellsworth at email@example.com or call the Park at 518.792.9211.
Americade Organizer, Warren County, Others Express Condolences
The motorcycle accident happened on Sunday, June 12, near the intersection of Route 9 and Bloody Pond Road in Lake George. A motorcyclist veered off the road and went onto the Warren County Bikeway, striking six pedestrians and killing two of them: James Persons, 38, and his stepson, Quinton Delgadillo, 8, both Lake George residents; at least two other people were injured, including the driver of the motorcycle. It was later determined the motorcyclist has a suspended license.
With Americade having ended the day before, the motorcycle event organizer Christian Dutcher released a statement Monday morning expressing condolences for families and friends; he also clarified that the motorcyclist was not a registered Americade participant.
Others released statements or posted on social media to contribute to the conversation, including the Lake George Chamber of Commerce and the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Warren County released a statement and posted on Facebook on Monday that they thank the first responders and law enforcement for their efforts, and indicated the Warren County Department of Public Works will be reviewing safety measures for the bikeway in that area.
Safety Measures Examined Around Bike Path & Route 9 Intersection
According to Foothills Business Daily, the Town of Lake George will work with Warren County and New York State to implement additional safety measures at the intersection of the accident.
Dan Barusch, a planner with the Village and Town, told the publication that the road is “straight enough and long enough to speed there,” on top of being a significant pedestrian corridor with the Warren County Bikeway right there; many walkers as well as cyclists make use of the 9.2-mile path.