Local residents may remember that a few years ago, the Rotary Club of Cooperstown held a large yard sale for charity at the parking lot on Railroad Avenue. Thereafter and for several years, we held our Spring Fling fundraising event in the Doubleday Parking lot or at the Clark Sports Center.
On Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Rotary Club of Cooperstown will hold its popular Fall Fling—a family-friendly event—on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center, 124 County Road 52 (Susquehanna Avenue), Cooperstown.
According to Fall Fling Co-Chair Sydney Sheehan, “Like Fall and Spring Fling in years past, Rotary is planning an event that brings our community together for a fun-filled day with local vendors, music, food, and much more. Fall Fling allows us to showcase the best that autumn in Cooperstown has to offer, from local pumpkins and hot cider to arts and entertainment.”
Taking advantage of the first fully sunny day in weeks, hundreds shoppers, strollers and the curious at this hour are making their ways through 80 booths of arts & crafts, books, handmade clothing and much more at the Cooperstown Rotary Club’s Spring Fling, underway until 5 on the Clark Sports Center’s front lawn. (Plenty of free parking.) Above, Rick Jagels of Cooperstown tries his luck at the rubber ducky pond being operated by the Cooperstown Lions’ to raise funds for its Leo Club’s trip to the U.N. next spring. Presiding is Deirdre (Donley) Crouse, incoming Lions’ president, and veteran Lion John Saphier. Inset, Don and Rosie Hoag examine 48 gift baskets up for the asking at a Silent Auction. There’s food, and also music: Ah Coopella is performing now, followed by the O’Donnell School of Irish Dance at 2; Sky Parlor at 3, and Leroy Lytel at 4. The Clark’s spring open house is also underway: Sign up for a three-month membership and get the fourth month free. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
RELAY FOR LIFE – 4-10 p.m. Celebrate cancer survivors, remember lives lost & raise money for the American Cancer Society. Survivor Walk, family fun activities, food, live music, raffles & bake sales, w/lighting luminaria & fireworks at end. Wilber Park, 1-9 S Main St State Hwy 28 Milford. Info, www.relayforlife.org/otsegocountyny
With the Cooperstown Rotary “Spring Fling” Live Auction due to begin at 1 p.m. today in the Cooperstown Farmers Market building, Rotarian Margaret Savoie, top photo, gives last-minute marching orders to her crew, including, clockwise from right, Rotarians Ellen Tillapauugh, Helmut Michelitsch, Jayne Guchone, Patti Grady, Judy Steiner, Teresa Gorman and Melissa Manikus. At left, Kate Pina draws the “auction here” sign at the entrance to Pioneer Alley, as husband Phil advises. From 4-7 this afternoon in the Doubleday Field lot, a Sunday dinner, featuring stuffed baked potatoes, is planned. An Ecumenical sunset service at 7:30 in Lakefront Park ends two days of festivities. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
RELAY FOR LIFE – 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Support the search for a cure to cancer, remember the dead, and support the living. Wilber park, 1-19 S. Main St., St. Hwy. 28, Milford. Info, Lauren.Ferraro@cancer.org
BROOKWOOD POINT REOPENING – Noon-5 p.m. Enjoy food, lawn games, music, kayaking, demonstrations, and more at Brookwood Point, 6000 State Highway 80, West Lake Rd., Cooperstown. Info, otsegolandtrust.org
HISTORY REMEMBERED – 1 p.m. Unveiling Cato Freedom historical marker. In memory of Cato Freedom who gained his freedom due to his service in the Revolutionary War. Butternut Valley Cemetery, Co. Hwy. 16, Burlington Flats. Info, Deb Mackenzie, President Otsego County Historical Association, (607) 293-6635.
SPRING FEST – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Features music and events including the Ross Park Zoomobile and a Fishing Derby by Trout Unlimited. Copes Corner Park, on Rte. 51 between Gilbertsville and Mt. Upton. Info, www.townofbutternuts.org/copes-corners-park/