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Benefit for Fort Plain Saturday


The Mohawk Valley Collective is organizing a full day of events, including live music, BBQ, open houses at historic locations, and an antique and craft fair, on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 to support those affected by recent severe flooding in Fort Plain and along the Otsquago Creek.

Many of the businesses in Fort Plain are open and looking forward to participating in the day's events, as well as future tourism.
Activities will include:

  • Day-long events at two project sites: Unity Hall in Fort Plain and West Hill School in Canajoharie
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Tourist Information Center in downtown Canajoharie
  • Many other coordinated open houses at historic and tourist sites in the Mohawk Valley
  • Special tours and exhibits created for the event
  • A raffle of more than $1,500 in items from area businesses
  • A geocaching / scavenger hunt across the area, with prizes
  • Antique and craft fair 
  • Live performances from musicians, including Emeralds of July, The Dependents, Spike & The Boys
  • Barbecue dinners in the heart of both Fort Plain and Canajoharie

Fort Plain, N.Y., and Canajoharie, N.Y.
Maps and information available at the new Tourist Information Center and The Arkell Museum in downtown Canajoharie, as well as Haslett Park and Unity Hall in Fort Plain.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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