Schodack Gets Their Very Own Theme Song : Your Town Thursday [AUDIO]
This was a tough assigment, I'm not gonna lie to you. Maybe a lot of Schodackians are on vacation. But somehow I got information the very last minute, thanks in part to devoted listener, Len Bates. Song to follow
Here's some facts from their website:
Schodack lies on the east side of the Hudson River, between Albany and the Berkshires.
It is, as a town slogan puts it, "...a good place to live." It's also a part of of New York's Capital Region that makes new residents, business and industry welcome.
Schodack has a population of just over 12,500. Many residents work in Albany, which is only a 20-minute trip by auto or bus.
The village of Castleton-on-Hudson, with a population of approximately 1,600, is the only incorporated municipality wholly within Schodack
And now here's the song, with special thanks going out to "Facebook friends" Len Bates, Denise Bates, Kimberly Burch , Tommy Gibbons , Pamela Gleeson, Steve Ward and others for giving me some facts. (I just wish I had some pictures. If you have any, please send to Richie@wgna.com and I will put them on here).
mp3 version - right click to download
Schodack Song Lyrics
Can you name a place with a buffalo farm?
Take your time, I’ll wait,
and a talented high school soccer team - the best one in the state
who else had sand pits where teenagers used to stop
til they got thrown out by the cops?
It’s a place with a history that’s old
home of a Brookview swimming hole
don’t get me wrong, that aint all it’s got
You can picnic right until it’s dark down at the Isand state park
don’t forget Cassie the famous school mascot
That’s why I rewrote this Kenny Chesney song
You can eat alot and be merry
at the festival scarffin up strawberries
Where everyone is welcome yes sire
They have an open door policy
except for that big "Dollar Tree"
They thought they were moving in
But nope- they did not win
The residents said you won’t be coming back
A guy there who was loved by all
his name was Lester Van De Wall
The only school with weeds on the high school track
Congrats, Schodack. Would you like a song about Your Town? Leave your ideas in the comment section below.