ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- Lou Ligouri, long-time Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Endicott Performing Arts Center, was visited by dozens of friends, family, and community members Tuesday evening, as they stand by his side in his fight with pancreatic cancer.
Right on his front lawn, the group sang songs and played instruments with Ligouri, thanking him for all he's done for the community.
"He brought all sorts of skills to EPAC. From administrative, musical, drama, he knew how to select people," said Steve Foulk from the Southerntiersmen chorus.
He's a real treasure. We're looking for opportunities to honor folks like that," Foulk added.
Speaking with Ligouri, he reflected on his life accomplishments.
"The biggest honor I have in my life is being one of the Co-Founders of EPAC," said Ligouri.
We've affected thousands and thousands of young people, who've gone on to pursue careers in the arts. It's just a wonderful thing," Ligouri added.
Ligouri said he was honored to see such an outpouring of support from people who've impacted his life.
"They take the time to pay a tribute to somebody who's saying goodbye shortly. You can't have more love than that, and love is what it's all about," Ligouri said.