Hash browns and history on hand for fundraiser

By WKTV News

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - From Uncle Sam, to your high school lunch lady, both regional and personal history was on the menu at the Herkimer County Historical Society's 2nd "Celebrity Server Breakfast Fundraiser" Thursday morning at the Knight's Inn in Little Falls.

The banquet hall at the Knight's Inn was packed Thursday as residents enjoyed breakfast and entertainment in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Herkimer County Historical Society. A buffet featuring a plethora of breakfast foods kept belly's full, while various members of the community kept mug's full of hot coffee and tea.

While admission was $10 per person, additional money was raised as the servers worked for "tips" from their tables that all went to benefit the Society. Some of the servers worked the rounds to enhance those tips with fun stories, jokes, or dressing up in costume.

Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Scarano moved from table to table dressed as Uncle Sam, Herkimer County Coroner and Funeral Director Henry Enea wore a tall chef's hat, Mohawk Lawyer Joseph Cirillo was dressed as a stereotypical lunch lady, and Herkimer County Legislator Gary Hartman sported the iconic Seinfeld "puffy shirt," - just a handful of the various outfits on display to win over some additional tippers.

Other servers included Herkimer County Legislator Kurt Ackerman, Herkimer Attorney George Aney, Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent Bono, New York State Assemblyman Marc Butler, Herkimer County District Attorney Jeff Carpenter, Little Falls Attorney Bart Carrig, Esq, WKTV's Dave Dellecese, Hummels Office Plus CEO Justin Hummel, Herkimer County Legislator Raymond Johnson, Dolgeville Mayor Bruce Lyon, Little Falls Adirondack Bank Manager Carl Marucci, Friends of the Herkimer Home's Barbara Mielcarski, Kwik-Kut owner Mary Morse, Little Falls Hospital CEO Michael Ogden, Herkimer Attorney Gary Outtrim, Esq, Little Falls Mayor Robert Peters, Herkimer County Legislator Robert Schrader, BUG Country's Dave Silvers, and retired Dolgeville Football Coach Jerry Walczak.

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