After again running another successful awards banquet in late November the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of U.S. Harness Writers donated $3000 to Historic Track at their monthly Board Meeting on December 19. The presentation of the check was made to Bernie White, President of Historic Track‘s Board of Directors by John Manzi, the chapter’s banquet chairman..


That donation will to be matched and the National Historic Landmark will actually end-up with $6,000.


For the 30th consecutive year the Monticello-Goshen Chapter of the U.S. Harness Writers Association have donated to Historic Track the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame.


Last summer the organization presented a $3000 check to Museum President Ebby Gerry, Jr. prior to the ceremonies at the Hall of Fame Banquet in Goshen, NY on July 2.


Since the late 1980’s the Monticello-Goshen Chapter USHWA has donated money to Goshen Historic Track and the Harness Racing Museum. Money raised for the donations is made possible from successful chapter banquets and the continued support of the chapter’s charity journals.


“We thank all who participate in our annual awards banquet and charity journal and we are very fortunate to be able to raise the money….. and when we do…. it is our pleasure to donate the profits back to the industry; especially to Historic Track and to the Harness Racing Museum  which are not only in our own back yard but very dear to us and to the hearts of everyone in  harness racing,” noted Chris Tully, President of the  Monticello-Goshen Chapter USHWA and first VP National. “And a special thanks goes to John Manzi whose dedicated efforts make  the banquets successful.”


In the early 1980’s annual donations by the  Monticello-Goshen Chapter USHWA were used to support a college scholarship but the members decided back then that when the chapter donates   it should be to  Historic Track and the Harness Racing Museum--both separate not-for profit entities—although over the years the chapter has also donated to many other  harness racing industry causes.


Next summer the chapter will also donate $3,000 to the Harness Racing Museum at the Hall of Fame Banquet on July7.