O'Mara: Hammondsport's 'Coolest Small Town' celebration this weekend a great kickoff to summer in the Finger Lakes

Thomas F. O'Mara

June 29, 2012

Hammondsport, N.Y., June 29—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) will join other area officials and community residents at tomorrow’s village-wide celebration of Hammondsport’s  designation as Budget Travel magazine’s “America’s Coolest Small Town 2012.”

“What a great way to help welcome another season of summer tourism in the Finger Lakes.  It took a fantastic, region-wide show of support to help Hammondsport rise to the top, and it’s a real tribute to one of our great Finger Lakes towns,” said O’Mara. “It helps remind the nation that the Finger Lakes region is alive and well, and still making unique and valuable contributions to America’s culture and economy.”

As part of tomorrow’s celebration, O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) will present Hammondsport officials with an official Legislative Resolution they sponsored to commemorate the event.

[see photos and more from the June 30th celebration in Hammondsport]

 The joint resolution, which was unanimously approved earlier this year by the Senate and  Assembly, reads, in part, “The Village of Hammondsport has become a year-round destination, where tourists can visit world class wineries, aviation history, water sports and enjoy the scenic views…In recognition of Hammondsport, New York's extraordinary achievement and enduring contribution to the State of  New York, this Legislative Body is proud to pay tribute to this spirited village, and to join them in celebrating this momentous honor.”

Read more below:

Steuben Courier-Advocate.

Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau

Budget Travel Magazine