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News of Otsego County

suicide prevention

Record Crowd, Record Funds At Out Of The Darkness Walk

Record Crowd, Record Funds

At Out Of The Darkness Walk

Some 285 walkers this morning raised over $22,500 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention during Oneonta’s eighth annual Out Of The Darkness Walk from the Sixth Ward Booster Club field. Above, Olive Vergari, Ithaca, Clarice Wahl, Oneonta, Brittny Mott, East Meredith, Taylor Hall, Oneonta, and Julie Goupil, West Laurens, carry the banner as they lead the way. At right, Caryn Balnis, Oneonta,  sings “Dancing In The Sky” by Dani and Lizzy as white doves are released by Carl Miller, Oneonta, in honor of those lost to suicide. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Spirits In The Sky

Out Of The Darkness’ Walk

Remembers Loved Ones Lost 

Above,  James Santic and wife Susan, Sidney Center, and Natalie Raymond and sister Hailey carry the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  banner at the at the annual “Out Of The Darkness” Walk for suicide prevention at the Moose Lodge in Oneonta this morning, the final day of National Suicide Prevention Week. Family and friends gathered to remember loved ones with photos, speeches and music before walking from West Broadway to River Street and back in support for each other. At right, as the names of the dead are read aloud, a balloon is released by their family in their honor.  Lydia Soule, sister Rebekah, and mother Amy, Harpersfield, front,  and Aaron Vergari and wife Anna, Oneonta, rear, watch as the balloons drift heavenward. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, SEPT. 16

Celebrate The Harvest

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HARVEST FESTIVAL – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the fall harvest with food, music, and activities for all. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. www.farmersmuseum.org/Harvest-Festival

LUMBERFEST – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See timbersports, enjoy activities with Hanford Mills, go on a train ride, do a project, see a demonstration, more. Free, open to public. Co. Rt. 35a, Portlandville. Visit WightmanLumber.com

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