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Upcoming/Memorial Day Events - 05/22/2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - Updated: 9:22 PM

-- Memorial Day Service May 26

CANAJOHARIE -- On Monday May 26, beginning at 9 a.m., a Community Memorial Day Service will be held at 9 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 26 Moyer St., Canajoharie. The service will conclude at White Park with a decommissioning of a flag by local Scouts.

-- Memorial Day refreshments at Methodist Church

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- On Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, the St. Johnsville Methodist Church, 50 East Main St., will serve free refreshments from 9-11 a.m. All coffee, juice and pastries are complimentary. The church also offers a great view of the parade. There will also be vacation school sign-ups available for children.

-- St. Johnsville Memorial Day parade to take place May 26

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- A Memorial Day parade will kick off in downtown St. Johnsville on Monday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. The parade will make its way from the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, down Main Street, to Soldiers and Sailors Park, where a service will follow.

-- Fort Plain Memorial Day parade to be held May 26

FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain's Memorial Day parade will kick off from the Harry Hoag School around 10 a.m. Monday, May 26. The parade will make its way through the Fort Plain Cemetery, where a service will be held with a 21 gun salute, TAPS, and speeches from local dignitaries. The parade will then continue downtown, where it will conclude with refreshments at the Fort Plain VFW, 30 River St.

-- Fort Klock opens Memorial Day May 26

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- Fort Klock opens Memorial Day, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are invited to step back into history at Fort Klock. Opening day provides the opportunity to view time honored skills passed down through generations.

Colonel James Morrison, with members of the Tryon County Militia, will demonstrate the vital role colonial militias played protecting valley residents.

This year, a colonial doctor will be demonstrating.

Visit the gardens, where members have completed the chores that were necessary to sustain an 18th century farm. At the blacksmith shop, you will hear the anvil ring as farm tools are created from hot iron. Teachers ringing the old school bell plan to invite you in. Don't be late.

Watch tasty colonial food cooking on the open hearth. Upstairs in the textile exhibit room, you can watch as the barn frame loom is being warped and prepared for the season's weaving projects -- a hands-on, participatory activity.

Visit the trade room gift shop where there are many new items, unique gifts, books and Mohawk Valley maps for sale.

Fort Klock is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located two miles east of St. Johnsville and five miles west of Nelliston on New York State Route 5.

-- PSS celebrates 18th annual Rhubarb Festival June 1

ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Palatine Settlement Society will celebrate its 18th annual Rhubarb Festival at the 1747 Nellis Tavern, New York State Rt. 5 (east), Sunday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rhubarb pie baking contest begins at noon sharp with guest judges. Prizes will be awarded at 1 p.m. Lunch items, along with a variety of rhubarb delicacies, will be available. Gary Van Slyke will be a wandering minstrel throughout the afternoon. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. Proceeds go toward the continuing restoration and preservation of the 1747 Nellis Tavern. Tours available. For further information, contact Mary Davis at (315) 866-2619.


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