The big chatter at the Polar Bear Dip in Alexandria Bay was about more than Brittnee and more than the tens of thousands of dollars raised for the River Hospital.
What I was hearing was the sale of Bonnie Castle Resort (the hotel, marina, and restaurant) to the Garlock Family of Alex Bay. They are also related to the Fiacco's, well known restaurateurs from Potsdam.
Muffler empresario Don Cole has owned Bonnie Castle for years, but the resort hasn't been updated in years and what was the rage in the 70s and 80s is old and stuffy now.
I don't know all the details...that's up to the MSM to report on....but the facility is said to have sold for a song.
Today was a great day as a huge crowd packed the bar and waterfront for the Polar Bear Dip which featured lots of people but was punctuated by Internet sensation Brittnee Kriner and waitresses from Watertown's Tilted Kilt.
An organizer ask me to talk less about Brittnee and more about the Hospital.....Excuuuuse me....It was Brittnee's marketing that made the event even more successful. Nonetheless, we applaud the Hospital for their fight to survive.