How it all began, in their own words!
Your journey has molded
you for your greater good,
and it was exactly what it needed to be.
Don’t think that you’ve lost time.
It took each and every
situation you have encountered
to bring you to the now.
And now is right on time.
Deborah Robbins Scholes or “Debbie”, like many others is a devoted wife (of 43 years), mother (of two boys), sister, daughter, great (great)-grandmother (though she’s not that old!), as well as a successful entrepreneur. She grew up and raised her family in rural Palermo, NY. Later on when her two boys started a family of their own, she moved to a village house in Alexandria Bay, where the winters bring about a quiet village life and the summers bring an influx of vacationers and avid boaters. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the atmosphere and people. Before long she and her husband, Garry Sholes, built and settled on cozy Island #9 in Goose Bay, NY. Debbie has been a great promoter of the 1,000 islands, encouraging and sharing the great and many things the islands have to offer to the public. She currently works for Clayton Island Tours a boat line that carries thousands of people a year thru the beautiful waters of the St Lawrence River.
“Always wear an invisible crown, because being a queen
Debbie was attending a party where she ran into high school friend (though much older!), Belinda Ingersoll, from there they started chatting and planned to get together and treat themselves to a one night “girlfriends getaway” at the Bonnie Castle Resort, in Alexandria Bay, NY. While eating dinner at the fist Girl friends getaway they looked out at the beautiful Boldt Castle, and jokingly called themselves the “Castle Queens” because for that one night, they forgot their troubles and felt like self-proclaimed queens. It all started with 5 rooms and 12 “queens”, they all had so much fun that they decided to get together every year and wanted others to experience the same queen feeling. Castle Queen Weekend has been growing ever since then!