Lyndonville creating stone snake as summer community project

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 June 2024 at 8:43 am

‘Sammy the Stone Snake’ makes debut at Patterson Park behind Post Office

Photos courtesy of Katherine Kage

LYNDONVILLE – Kids and other Lyndonville community members painted stones on Wednesday and they were lined up to form “Sammy the Stone Snake” in Patterson Park behind the Post Office.

“Similar to the shoe tree, we want to see how large we can make the snake!” said Darlene Hartway, who runs the Webber Café on Main Street where many of the stones were painted.

Hartway is also director of the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce. She invites the community to add more painted stones to the snake to see how long it can get.

Darlene Hartway and Lyndonville Mayor John Belson are shown with the stone snake. Belson laid the headstone of the snake that was painted by Jeannie Goetze.

Kids and community members painted an additional 34 stones to get the snake started.

These kids paint stones at the Webber Café for the snake’s body.

There are signs at the entrance and in the park to direct people to the snake.

Lyndonville is also gearing up for a Retro-Fest and town-wide garage sale on Saturday, Aug. 3. People hosting a garage sale can get their sales listed on a map, both digital and printed for a small fee, Hartway said. Maps and URL codes will be given out that morning and during the day at the Webber Café.