A Note from the BPIC President...
Well, it was not what anyone expected when we rang in the New Year. The BPIC, like all of us, was significantly affected by the pandemic; virtually all of our rentals were cancelled or postponed and to promote social distancing, as were traditional events like the Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Parade, and Kids and Adult Salmon Derbies. Perhaps most noticeably, The Original Browns Point Salmon Bake, having been postponed until August of 2022, was not held for the first time in over seventy years.
However, the BPIC was able to accomplish quite a few things despite the pandemic: the boat ramp was kept open to accommodate the increase in boating/fishing users; several high school seniors were selected as recipients for the BPIC’s annual scholarship program; financial assistance was provided to the Northeast Healthy Kids Coalition to help provide meals to local students in need; and the BPIC Board of Trustees used the extra time to undertake an overhaul of the BPIC’s Code of Operations for the first time in over thirty years!
While the beach and boat ramp will remain open to members in 2021, the BPIC will be closed for rentals and social events until it is deemed safe to do so. In the interim, the Board will continue its behind the scene efforts supporting local community groups and preparing for the day, hopefully in the not-to-distant future, that the BPIC can resume hosting community events.