Enormous Doves Coming To Hudson Valley
Three dozen doves will be descending on Sullivan County to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock festival according to Dan Hust, Sullivan County's Director of Communications.
The five-foot tall doves are seven-feet long and are mounted on metal poles ready to be perched at highly visible locations in virtually every community in Sullivan County. "Each dove will be painted by local artists showcasing the character and history of each community. The 'Dove Trail' will entice visitors and local residents to explore the Sullivan Catskills and learn the stories that makes us a distinctive designation to visit and live" said Roberta Byron-Lockwood, President/CEO of the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association (SCVA). Sullivan Renaissance has announced a special grant program to aid communities in bringing life and color to their doves. The grants may be used for expenses related to landscaping and artist fees.
Design guidelines for the painting of the doves - emphasizing the colors and themes of the 1960s have been developed by the SCVA and a Dove Trail Planning Committee will begin reviewing proposals in January. The SCVA can be reached at 845-747-4449.