Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thanks to all - the Birthday Bash was great!

The Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site would like to express the most sincere appreciation for all of those that attended the Erie Canal Birthday Bash on October 26th!




What a wonderful way to celebrate the 189 years of the Erie Canal!


Many thanks go out to:  Wemple and Edick’s, Mohawk Harvest Cooperative, Run by Dogs – Dogsledding, Merry Hill Farm, Clear View Farm, Karen’s Produce & Ice Cream, Samdil Farm, Ernst Farm, the Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady, Jessie Jensen and Gary VanSlyke,  BUT most of all a huge THANK YOU to those that came to the site and enjoyed the celebration with us. 

Paul & John N. sell Pie Raffle Tickets
We raised money by holding a pie raffle and were gifted donations collected by Run by Dogs as well.  The funds raised will be used to provide entertaining and educational programming in the future!

As Education Coordinator, David Brooks, stated:
“This event really displayed the essence of the Erie Canal; that a community of people from diverse places and backgrounds coming together for a common cause brings forth success.  The canal system in New York State is still strong, and it does us all well to recognize our heritage as we look to the future.”

We agree, and with the bicentennial of the beginning of the canal in 1817 occurring in just a couple years – the excitement is already starting to build.  Plans are already in the works.  So, with that being said, there is no better time to bring back the feelings and sensations of Canal Fever!    

Thank you again to so many wonderful people that celebrated with us.

Visitors purchase sweets from Wemple & Edicks

Site Manager Janice Fontanella gets ready to begin a walking tour of the Overlook Trail
Dylan takes sign ups for the FREE Dogsled rides
John, happy winner of First Place Partial Beard



The dogs are ready!

Ready to roll! - Great fun was had by all!

See more great images on the Official Schoharie Crossing Facebook Page - Click HERE!
Thanks to Hal, Scott, Paul & Gail for the photos.
If you have photos of the event...please share with us!


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