"Light Up Our Village & Town" Holiday Decoration Fund

The Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce has decided, after two long difficult years, we need to make our 2021 holiday season much more festive and joyful. After 25 years, our village decorations are worn out. We need to replace them.

Our “Light Up Our Village and Town” project includes all of us, businesses, residents, and civic organizations. We are reaching out to everyone to help fund this project. Your donations can never be too big or too small. Give what you can afford as every dollar will be appreciated!

You can sponsor a business district light pole with a new snowflake for $1,000. You may want to sponsor this on your own, or co-sponsor with another business or a friend. A sponsorship plaque will be put on the pole with the sponsor’s name or names. 

Send donations to our Chamber office at 53 Herm Towne Road, Gouverneur, NY 13642 c/o Donna Besaw. We will take donations at any time, but sooner is better, since we have to place an order before the end of the month.

You know the famous quote “It takes a village to raise a child.” Our project will put a smile on every child’s face for many years to come, with the help of our community.

We would like to say "Thank You," in advance, for your generosity.  Remember, every donation will help us achieve our goal.


As of June 24, 2021

Acknowledging Our Donors $50+

  • Community Health Center of The North Country $500

  • Connie & Jeff Stowell $500

  • Blevins Ford & Team Blevins $1,000

  • G & R Auto $100

  • Kinney Drugs $5,000

  • Nort Taylor $300

  • Dave McClure & Nancy Spilman $500

  • Gretchen Tessmer $50

  • Gouverneur Lions Club $1,000

  • Judy Brown, for the Gouverneur Museum $1,000

  • Charlie Owens $250

  • A Plus Auto Care $250

  • Weekes Agency $100

  • Nicholas Gardner $1,000

  • Gouverneur Hospital $1,000

  • Northland Veterinary Hospital $1,000

  • Newvine Auto Parts $150

  • Sunflour Bakery & Cafe $100

  • CJ & Joe Fitzgerald $500

  • Empire Mines $250

  • Cives $100

  • Trapps Garage $200

  • Con-Tech Building Systems $1,000

  • Eldon Conklin $100