Sinterklaas Names 2017 Holders of the Flame; Honor to Be Bestowed on November 4 at Annual Star Party

Rhinebeck Community Forum

By Marybeth Cale, Living Rhinebeck Magazine and Cale Communications

Photos courtesy of M. Salamone of Carrick Photography,

Carrick/ M. Salamone photo blog –

Rhinebeck, NY…. Sinterklaas! An Old Dutch Tradition in the Hudson Valley, now in its 10th year, today announced that Lorrie Kruger, Tim Hoolihan, and family will be the 2017 Holders of the Flame for this year’s December celebration. The honor will be bestowed upon the Kruger/Hoolihan family at the Star Party on November 4 at the Beekman Arms (about one month prior to the Sinterklaas event).


“This honor is bestowed upon a local family who represents the true spirit of our event – the spirit of love that drives all of us to come together for the non-denominational Sinterklaas event year after year – the kind of love and friendship that fosters a sense of belonging and helps build connections,” Says Jeanne Fleming of…

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