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Dear Members,


Otsego County Fair Association, Inc.

PO Box 469, Morris, NY  13808


July 18, 2014


For Immediate Release


The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce The Otsego County Fair is ready to open July 29 thru August 3, 2014.  Festivities will begin on Monday night before the fair begins at 6 pm The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly renovated Fair Store and Museum.  The new Fair Store and Museum will feature Otsego County Fair logo items as well as other items need by fairgoers.  The museum area features memorabilia items ranging from fair books, ribbons, photos and posters.   Anyone with “old” Otsego County Fair items may donate them to the Museum area.  Light refreshments will follow the ribbon cutting.  Although the fair will not be completely set up there will be opportunities to preview the fair.  The 18th Annual Otsego County Fair Hymn Sing & Special Music will start at 6:30 pm at the Grandstand.

This year the Otsego County Chamber will have a booth at the Otsego County Fair.  We look forward to seeing our members there as we spot light our county and its great businesses.


Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2014, Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties and Catholic Charities of Schoharie County will be combining into a single agency called Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties.


This change is administrative in nature and will not affect any of the services or locations that are operating in the counties, which include offices in Cobleskill, Oneonta, and Delhi. Catholic Charities will continue to serve people from all faiths and backgrounds in the geographic area; we serve all in need regardless of faith, creed, race, or lifestyle.  Residents of Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware counties can continue to expect the same welcoming environment and high-quality service.
For more information, visit: www.charitiesccdos.org


Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series Continues

A variety of music every Tuesday evening July and August

The Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series continues its 10th season in scenic Lakefront Park.  The Village of Cooperstown Parks Commission  will again sponsor the venue for grand musical performances.  Area bands and soloists will perform a wide genre of music. The family-oriented concerts are showcased on the historic bandstand,7 p.m. every Tuesday throughout July and August. . Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your dancing shoes for an activity the entire family will enjoy on a Cooperstown Summer evening on the shore of Otsego Lake.   There is no charge.

On Tuesday, July 22, we host Heaven’s Back Door, a quartet of acoustic musicians interpreting traditional and contemporary blues and jazz along with their own original compositions.  This hometown group of two great acoustic guitarists, a stellar bassist and throw in some down and dirty harmonica playing this group and their mix of music and vocals are sure to appeal to everyone within earshot.

The remainder of the Summer  lineup includes.

RESCHEDULED to Sunday, August 3, 4 pm – New Horizons Barbershop Chorus & Full Circle Quartet, singing A Cappella music in the Barbershop style.These groups entertain audiences throughout the Mohawk Valley region of New York State with the unique style of a cappella singing known as “barbershop”. Be prepared to have a good time!


July 29, The Jelly Rolls

An eclectic mix of bluegrass instruments playing all your favorite hippie tunes.


August 5, Cooperstown Community Band

Celebrating 153 years performing patriotic marches, Broadway show tunes, dixieland, jazz, themes & favorites!


August 12, Dyer Switch Band

This versatile, engaging bluegrass band has a dynamic stage presence that has captivated audiences throughout the Northeast.


August 19, Cooperstown Community Band

Celebrating 153 years performing patriotic marches, Broadway show tunes, dixieland, jazz, themes & favorites!


August 26, Fritz Henry

Solo singer and guitar offers fun and interactive variety of music for all ages – always a treat!


For more information and to receive regular e-mail concert reminders/updates/cancelations about the Lakefront Concert series contact Rich McCaffery at 547-5256 or [email protected] or the Village of Cooperstown at 547-2411, www.cooperstownny.org.  Special acknowledgement to Central NY Mobile Marketing, www.cnymobilemarketing.com for donating the graphic design for fliers & rack cards.


New this year Networking Dinner following the Golf Tournament with a wine tasting with Sharon from Best Wine and Spirits and table sponsors secured to-date and still accepting more until August 1, 2014.  Thank you to our current table sponsors Best Wine and Spirits, Hartwick College, Holiday Inn of Oneonta and Thomas S. Wolf – Usana Health Sciences







SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel for a Networking Luncheon11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. Featuring guest speaker Glenn Spencer Vice President Workforce Freedom Initiative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Topic: The Second Offensive: Federal Regulation and Your Business.




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