Sunday, September 27, 2009
WISHING GONDOLA JOE A SAFE & HAPPY VOYAGE!
I would like to give attention here to another worthy Erie Canal project. Joe Deverell, a Weedsport native, has begun a 150 mile trip traveling the Erie Canal on a Venetian Gondola from Buffalo to Baldwinsville. I've never met Joe, but I knew his mother, Val who worked at the Weedsport Library. Val died in 2004 of Lou Gehrig's disease, and the trip is a tribute to her memory, and to help raise money for a treatment and cure of this devastating disease. Learn more about his trip and follow Joe on his journey at his website: Gondola Joe.