From Tuesday, June 14-Sunday, June 19, The Gillette Shows Carnival, run by the Gillette Family were at the Halfmoon Town Park. Each year a charity is chosen to be the recipient of 20% of the ride sales for the entire week. Jim and Noreen Loiselle selflessly help to organize this event and choose the recipient. Thanks to Ann Frantti, a board member, Nick’s Fight which is all local and run by volunteers, was nominated. Each day of the carnival, the foundation had merchandise available for donations and handed out 900 drawstring bags with information about the organization and upcoming events. Seeing kids walk around with the bags on their backs, filled with prizes was very gratifying. Thursday of that week was wear red night and families from the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital Melodies Center at Albany Med were given unlimited ride wristbands by the Gillette family, so they could have a fun night out without worrying about cancer. Records sales were made that night and everyone had a wonderful time. The week would not have been possible without the support of the Town of Halfmoon, Town Supervisor, Kevin Tollisen and Deputy Paul Hotaling, along with the numerous volunteers who helped at the booth. Gillette Shows donated $10,000 to Nick’s Fight and $1,000 was raised through community donations. All money will be locally used to help children battle cancer.
Nick’s Fight to be Healed Foundation thanks everyone who organized and helped at this event and the amazing community for coming out for a good cause and great fun.