Senator Saland and the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce Announce the Eighteenth Annual Golden Gathering at Arlington High School

Stephen M. Saland

September 23, 2009

            Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie), along with the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce will hold the 18th Annual Golden Gathering on Saturday, September 26, 2009, at Arlington High School on Rt. 55 in Lagrangeville. The event will be held between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

            “The Golden Gathering is sure to offer something for everyone.  It’s a wonderful event where you can browse and chat with your neighbors and perhaps learn something new from one of the many informative vendors  on hand to answer your questions or  take advantage of the free health screenings,” said Senator Saland. “Come have a cup of coffee or tea and refreshments with us and don’t forget to enter the drawing for one of the many wonderful door prizes donated by our generous local businesses.”

             “We are proud to partner with Senator Saland this year in support of his 18th Annual Golden Gathering,” said Ann Meagher, President & CEO of the Greater Southern Dutchess Chamber of Commerce.  “This year’s Golden Gathering features a collection of exhibits on health and wellness programs for seniors, which will surely go a long way toward contributing to the vigor and safety of our County’s elderly population.”

             The Gathering will host approximately 100 vendors and include numerous health screenings such as hearing and glaucoma screening, anxiety and depression screening and blood pressure screening.   Also featured will be an Ask-A-Lawyer clinic by the Dutchess County Bar Association.

             Entertainment will be provided by Johnny Dell. There will be free refreshments and raffles for door prizes.

            Thanks to the support of The McCann Foundation, the event is free of charge for all senior citizens.