Upstate Bar & Grill Hosts Packed ’20 Carnival Closer


Upstate Bar, Grill Hosts

Packed Carnival Closer

Dierdre Donley, right in top photo, congratulates members of the 2020 Cooperstown Winter Carnival Committee at the Carnival Closer and Mac & Cheese Contest that ended a few minutes ago at the Upstate Bar & Grill. Next to Dierdre are committee members Hannah Bergen, Jim Donley, George Hren Saphier, Kelly Montana and Molly Meyer. In front are Leila Harrington and Renni Montana. Brian Wrubleski’s Mel’s at 22 won the Mac & Cheese competition. Second row, left, Zoey Landon, 8, and her mom Kayla Shafer perform a number from “Frozen” at the Karaoke competition. Second row, right, Cali Paterno accepts the $500 check for finding the Winter Carnival Medallion (in Lakefront Park) from Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of The Freeman’s Journak/Hometown Oneonta, which sponsors the annual Medallion Hunt. The weekend’s annual event is Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause, 5:30-7:30 p.m at the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market, Pioneer Alley, to benefit Otsego 2000, $30 per ticket, $15 for children 6-12; children under 6 free. (Jim Kevlin and James Cummings/

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