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Friday, September 27, 2013

Festivals This Weekend In Austin, Galeton

Festivals This Weekend In Austin, Galeton

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(Photo: View of Austin, looking north, just hours after the flood of Sept. 30, 1911.)
History is going to be made this weekend during the annual Austin History and Pride Festival. On Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 pm, Austin Dam Memorial Association (ADMA) will hold a special dedication ceremony at the Austin Dam Memorial Park. For decades, researchers have been compiling a roster that measures the human toll of the tragic flood of 1911. These efforts have resulted in the creation of a permanent stone monument bearing the names of these 78 confirmed victims. To honor their memories, a brief service will be held at the park. The monument, located at the foot of the broken dam, will be unveiled and comments will be offered by local author/historian Paul W. Heimel, Ron Ebbert from the E. O. Austin Historical Society, and Tracie Gordnier from ADMA. There will also be live music. A reception with refreshments will follow at the park pavilion. Among those planning to attend are descendants of some of the Austin Flood victims.

E.O. Austin Historical Society, an organization devoted to preserving the history of Austin, provided all funds for the construction of the monument. Those attending Saturday’s ceremony can also stop at the new Welcome Center/Gift Shop, which will be open from noon to 4 pm. Pork barbecue will be served and hosts will be on hand to answer questions. Other activities that weekend during Austin History and Pride Festival include the Duffee 5K Scholarship Run starting at 10 am Saturday and the Austin Alumni Scholarship Banquet that evening at 6. Both are located at the Austin Area School.

On Sunday, Sept. 29, there will be a Fall Festival from 11 to 3 at the Town Square. Activities include an ice cream social, bicycle-built-for-two tours, alpacas, pumpkin painting, face painting, and tours of the E. O. Austin Historical Museum.  At the Austin Dam Memorial Park, the Welcome Center/Gift Show will be open from 12 to 3 on Sunday. More information is available from the ADMA social networking site on Facebook or by sending email to austindam@yahoo.com.

Meanwhile, Galeton’s eighth annual Fall Festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 am to 4 pm at John J. Collins Memorial Park. New this year are the popular “Dog House Games,” where dogs participate in six events and their owners can win prizes. Other events and activities include an auction, petting zoo, autumn craft demonstrations, food vendors, children’s activities and live music.


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