Fireball Run has come and gone but its effects on our County’s future are just beginning. It was nice to not only see so many people come out to cheer the contestants but also to see Putnam featured in so many tweets, blogs, and online pictures. For a change we weren’t the forgotten country anymore, but the center of worldwide attention. This is significant because film and TV productions can have a big impact on the economy of communities they choose to feature.
But back to Fireball Run: it was great to see Team Putnam participating in this epic event. Thank you to Gianni from Villa Barone Hilltop Manor and Sean from Well Dunn Maintenance & Contracting for piloting the GT500 and giving it your all on our behalf on this wild journey. Some great Putnam County destinations were featured in the filming, namely Boscobel, the Putnam History Museum, the Stadium Bar and Restaurant, Southeast Museum, NYC Polo Club, the Freight House Café, Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, the Massaro House, and Walter Brewster House. Saturday morning was a blast as the teams lined up on South Lake Boulevard and roared off towards the finish line in Amesbury, MA!
Thank you to Fireball Run Adventurally for making Putnam County one of its 10th Anniversary Destinations!! Here are the local businesses and individuals who made this a reality:
J.Philip Commercial Group, Dynamic Productions, Mahopac Marina, Sacred Heart Gifts and Apparel, Briante Realty Group LLC, Bucci Brothers Deli, Bull & Barrel Brewery/Restaurant, Putnam County Tourism, Putnam County Chamber Of Commerce, The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce, New York Audio Video Design, Local Boys Junk Removal, Cartwright & Daughters Tent & Party Rentals, Lake Mahopac Graphic Design.
A future fundraiser is planned to support a TV and film commission. For more information contact the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce at (845) 228-8595 or visit putnamchamberny.org .
-Jennifer Maher, Chairwoman, the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce