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Candlelight Evening

Spirits Un-Dampened At Candlelight Evenin

CHEERFUL FANS AT FARMERS’ FETE

Spirits Un-Dampened

At Candlelight Evening

Ron Johnson on the keyboard and his brother Ren on the fiddle led singers on Christmas Carols at this afternoon Candlelight Evening, The Farmers’ Museum annual holiday celebration.   It began at 3, and despite the rain that began at 4 the tailed off at 6, a cheerful crowd enjoyed a range of bands and choruses – including Toddsville Community Bible Chapel choir, inset right, that included Gail and Tim Buel and grandkids Jude, 4, and Aria, 2.  Fans, including many families who come annually from the Capital Region and Utica area, tromped through the mud almost cheerfully – no kidding! – crowding around kettles of heated apple cider – and sheltering from the rain and into the exhibition buildings.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Fun Ugly Sweater Holiday Run

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HOLIDAY RUN – 10 a.m. Race through Cooperstown in your ugliest holiday sweater. Runners receive free coffee/hot chocolate upon completion. Registration 8:30 – 9:30. Cost, $25/individual. Start at Santa’s house, Pioneer Park, Main St., Cooperstown. 607-547-2800 or visit www.clarksportscenter.com/events/2019-rockin-around-cooperstown-ugly-sweater-runwalk/

Light Snow, Candlelight May Draw Record Crowd

Light Snow, Candlelight

Entices Record Crowd

The Decker family’s horse-drawn carriage, top photo, looked like it was in Central Park during The Farmers’ Museum’s Candlelight Evening Saturday, as cars were stacked bumper-to-bumper up West Lake Road. The Hotaling family of Fly Creek – from left, mom Dara, dad Jim and daughters Sophia and Jill – all volunteered to serve hot cider to visitors. Lower right, Kenneth Root and Karrie Larsson, formerly of Cooperstown, now visiting from Brooklyn, warmed their hands by the bonfire on the Village Green in front of the Bump Tavern. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Just Freezing, Inch Of Snow – Perfect Candlelight Evening
FARMERS’ MUSEUM TRADITION THRIVES

 Temps in 20s, Inch Of Snow

– Perfect Candlelight Evening

Nini Brackett, 2, of Fort Plain, experience the awe of the Empire State Carousel at today's Candlelight Evening at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown. With her is mom Cassy. Compare to last year's 40s temperature, everyone seemed to agree that this year's inch of fresh snow and temperatures in the 20s were just right. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Nini Brackett, 2, of Fort Plain, experiences the awe of the Empire State Carousel at today’s Candlelight Evening at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown. With her is mom Cassy. Compared to last year’s 40s temperature, everyone seemed to agree that this year’s inch of fresh snow and temperatures in the 20s were just right. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Record Crowd Attending Candlelight Evening ’15
COOPERSTOWN CHRISTMAS TRADITION FLOURISHING 

Record Crowd Attending

Candlelight Evening ’15

If you hurry, there's still time to participate in a historic event: A record crowd, perhaps as many as 5,000 people, are attending The Farmers' Museum Candlelight Evening at this hour. The Christmas tradition began at 3, and long lines quickly formed, with people attracted by a combination of Christmas spirit and warm weather – even now, the weather is 50-si. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
If you hurry, there’s still time to participate in a historic event: A record crowd, perhaps as many as 5,000 people, are attending The Farmers’ Museum Candlelight Evening at this hour.  Last year’s 2,500 set the record, but this year is expected to surpass that by far.  The Christmas tradition began at 3, and long lines quickly formed, with people attracted by a combination of Christmas spirit and warm weather – even now, the weather is 50-ish. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Balmy Candlelight Evening May Draw Record Crowd

Balmy Candlelight Evening

May Draw Record Crowd

Today's (relatively) balmy weather drew what may be a record crowd to The Farmers' Museum Candlelight Evening, a centerpiece of the local Christmas season. It continues until 7, so you still have a chance to get out there. Here, 4H singers – from left, Rogan and Tammy Graves from Richfield Springs, and Owen, Cindy and Abigail Allen from West Winfield– perform in front of the Empire State Carousel as the evening falls. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Today’s (relatively) balmy weather drew what may be a record crowd to The Farmers’ Museum Candlelight Evening, a centerpiece of the local Christmas season. It continues until 7, so you still have a chance to get out there. Here, 4H singers – from left, Rogan and Tammy Graves from Richfield Springs, and Owen, Cindy and Abigail Allen from West Winfield– perform in front of the Empire State Carousel as the evening falls. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)

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