After years of planning events, Adams volunteer committee put to rest


ADAMS — The Adams Events Planning Committee has dissolved, forcing other individuals and organizations to step in to continue the events it handled for years.

In its decision to disband, the committee cited its exhaustion from organizing events year-round and the desire of its members to move on to other work.

"It was a group decision to disband, and a lot of stuff went into it," said member Haley Meczywor.

The Events Planning Committee, founded in 2002, put together a wide range of events in town every year, including the Mount Greylock Ramble, the Adams Street Fair, the townwide tag sale, summer concerts, Friday night movies, the holiday tree-lighting ceremony, and more.

Town Administrator Tony Mazzucco said that he and others are working to ensure that major town events go on uninterrupted.

"We've already begun a process of meeting with other groups in town to see whose interested in taking on some of these events," Mazzucco said.

Some of the Events Planning Committee's members will step back to enjoy more time with their families, while others may move on to different volunteering opportunities, according to Meczywor.

An immense amount of members' personal time went into organizing the town's events, she said. At an event like the Ramble, organizing and configuring the parking for thousands of hikers can be a challenge.

"When you start to lose the passion for what you're doing, it's time to move on to something else," Meczywor.

Mazzucco commended the committee for dissolving outright, instead of continuing to organize events with fewer resources or passion.

"It makes sense the way they're doing it," Mazzucco said.

Contact Adam Shanks at 413-496-6376.


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