Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00
At the most recent village board of trustees meeting, it was announced by Trustee Dennis Donnelly that Garden City had been chosen to be a host site for the Huddle Shuttle, a rolling interactive Super Bowl-themed exhibit that was put together in light of the fact that Super Bowl XLVIII is going to be held in the tristate area over at MetLife Stadium. The thinking according to Super Bowl 2014 Host Committee President Alfred E. Kelly, Jr. is “...to engage the community, raise awareness of the game and build regional spirit.” What makes the village getting chosen such a special honor is that this tour was built around the idea of visiting 48 communities--24 in New Jersey and 24 in New York. Aside from the fact that Garden City is going to be hosting both its Annual 7th Street Fall Fair and Homecoming, the committee was obviously sold on how bucolic the village is, the strength of the local athletic programs and how strong the participatory nature is of the populace as a whole. Overall, its akin to the National Football League giving the Village of Garden City a gold star and cause for everyone to do a figurative touchdown dance.
-- Dave Gil de Rubio