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SPRING FEST

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 5
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 5

Relive Senior Prom

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SUPER-SENIOR PROM – 8 p.m. – Midnight. Relive your Senior Prom like it’s the very first time. Features music from 1950-1999, prom attire encouraged. Cost, $10/couple. Production Center, Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-432-5407 or visit www.facebook.com/GEStevensOneonta/

SPRING FEST – 9 a.m. – Dark. Celebrate Spring, includes a visit from the zoomobile, a fishing derby, fire department competitions, kids’ boat-float contest, live music all day, more. Copes Corners Park, 620 St. Hwy. 51, Gilbertsville. Call 607-783-2203 or visit copescornerspark.org

Copes Corner Park Opening Celebrated With Spring Fest
 BONFIRE AT 7 TONIGHT

Copes Corner Park Opening

Celebrated With Spring Fest

Fred Johnson, chair of the Copes Corners Park Committee, issues the welcome: Come to the Spring Fest that begins tonight. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Fred Johnson, chair of the Copes Corners Park Committee, issues the welcome: Come to the Spring Fest that begins tonight. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By LIBBY CUDMORE • for www.AllOTSEGO.com

copes corners schedleCOPES CORNERS – In the 1940s, there were only two rules for visitors to Copes Corners.

“My grandfather, Walker R.R. Cope, told people that they were always welcome on his land, as long as they closed the gate so the cows didn’t get out,” said Fred Johnson. “The other rule was watch where you step!”

The cows are long gone, but Copes Corners will once again be open for camping, fishing and picnics, just as it has been – except for the past few years – since before the Civil War.

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