Meet Our Committee

Debbie Menta

Chairperson Emeritus!

Rest in Heavenly Peace, Debbie.

First Night - Windsor, NY was a dream for Debbie Menta, a local resident who, while raising her grandson, felt that a local, family-oriented event for New Year's Eve was needed.  Since the Binghamton First Night ceased a few years ago, there was no place for families to celebrate the coming New Year.  In 2012 we held the inaugural and very successful First Knight for Windsor, NY and the fulfillment of Debbie's dream.  Debbie passed away October 2018 after a long battle with cancer.  Please join us to celebrate the last night of 2022 and ring in 2023 as the ball drops and the church bells chime and let's remember Debbie with much love and gratitude!

Elaine L. Card

First Knight Chairperson
Entertainment Coordinator

Acclaim Insurance Agency Liaison

Sue Rambo (currently on leave)

First Knight Co-Chair 


Lisa Henley
Executive Committee

Solicitation and Donations 

Committee Members

Lisa Henley, Solicitations and Donations

Ron Harting, Signage

Jenn Barton, Our Lady of Lourdes

Zach &  Tiffany Abbott,  Bible Baptist Church 

Mike Clare, Presbyterian Church 

Kevin Rollo/Bob Menta, Lighthouse Community Church

Ken  Wiley, Bon Fire & S'Mores

Virginia Pompeii  - Windsor Community House s

Nick Bush- Windsor Community House Bingo caller

Helena Garan - Windsor Community House Trivia

Erica Urda- Sew La Te Do 

Dan Price, History programs & Town Hall 

Trish Bullis, Suzie's Salon & Spa

Elaine Card and Lori Butts, Acclaim Insurance 

Jill Skinner / Carol Carpenetti , First United Methodist Church   



Past & Current Committee members, Liasions & Volunteers! We wouldn't be on our 10th annual event if it weren't for all of you!

Ron Rambo

Obituaries in Binghamton, NY | Press & Sun-BulletinRon Rambo was a very special Windsorite who was a dedicated volunteer for First Knight since it began.  Ron developed the concept for the firepit for the bon fire, built it, brought the wood, and tended the fire as people stopped to warm themselves and make s’mores.  The weather never deterred him and it was always a pleasure to see his smiling face as people walked through the Community House parking lot (Windsor Times Square).  He made everyone feel welcome and enjoyed chatting with anyone who stopped by.  Ron also helped by putting up signs and doing whatever odd jobs were needed to make First Knight possible.  Ron volunteered for many organizations and helped many people during his lifetime.  Sadly he passed away unexpectedly earlier this year, but his legacy lives on and all who knew him and those who have patronized First Knight over the years will feel the loss as this year draws to an end. 




Mark Bailey / Craig Terrell, Windsor Fire Department

Kristen Gordon Pier, Lesa Hawk Shuler

Presbyterian Church Parishioners

Lighthouse Community Church Parishioners

Hailey Wiggins, Joel Carle and Knights of Rock bands

Windsor Lions Club, Windsor Fire Department

Village of Windsor: Ron & Patti Harting, Tom Skinner, Diane Wallick, Bob Bennett, Dave Decker, Eric Wiedman,

Ana Luckert, Dan Burdick, Bill and Johanne Pesce

Baptist Church Parishioners

Celebrate Recovery Group

Zion Episcopal Church Parishioners

United Methodist Church Parishioners

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Parishioners

Ron and Alice Stone

Dave and Scott Bagg

John and Lael Bagg

Judy McDonald

Town of Windsor Board Members

Carolyn Price

Virginia Phillips

Windsor Central School Transportation Dept.

The many volunteers who will be carrying our Puppets in the Puppet Parade.



If we have left a volunteer or group out, please forgive us.
  It is our intention to recognize all that participated and you can email us with additional parties to be recognized through the contact page. 


Do you still have questions?

Call us at 607 655-3399 or use our contact form.