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Town of Webb Public Beach closes for the season

A different but very good season at the beach in Old Forge wraps up.

Posted: Aug 23, 2020 3:16 PM
Updated: Aug 23, 2020 6:56 PM

Old Forge, N.Y. - It's been a short but successful summer season at the Town of Webb Public Beach, according to the woman that runs it.

Town of Webb Recreation, Camp & Beach Director Jackie Englert was on hand for Sunday's last day of the season at the beach and says although it's been a very different year, it's been a very good one, "It's been fabulous. Beautiful weather has helped and we've just had a large amount of people coming to the beach every day and enjoying themselves."

Ruane Martino and her family made the trip to Old Forge from East Syracuse this weekend for the first time this year and she was very thankful the beach was open, "It kind of makes things feel like normal and it's nice that the beach was able to stay open and for people to access it as long as people are able to you know."

Englert says it's been nice, in a world where many things did not open this summer, that one thing people could count on since June 15th was the town of Webb Public Beach was open for swimming, "I'm just thankful for having my lifeguards and thankful that we were able to have some sort of normalcy for the local people and the tourists."

She says the beach is closing a week before it could possibly remain open because a number of the lifeguards are going back to college.

Englert credits her ten lifeguards for making the summer a great one.

Lifeguards like Nick Olsen who grew up in Old Forge but is off to college near New York City,

Olsen says it's been a great summer here at home, "I think it was really great considering all of the circumstances. We definitely had some different rules and regulations that we had to follow. It adds a level of responsibility, especially with COVID and everything, and I think as someone who is maturing and growing and getting older, I've been able to learn a lot about health and keeping people safe in other ways than just saving them if they're drowning."

Olsen hopes to be back next year and Englert hopes next year will be more like last year and not like this year, "I'm hoping we go back to our normalcy plan. If not, I do think we're able to move forward, if there's COVID next year, with the same plan, and if it's something in between, we'll be able to tweak what we've been doing."

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