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August 15, 2013

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The day will also be filled with music and dance. Randy’s Harp Tones will perform, along with the band, Country Express. Food, beverages and ice cream will be available throughout the day as well as vendors featuring crafts and collectibles.

Evening will bring a lighted boat parade around the lake and the day will end with gala fireworks by “Majestic” sparkling over the lake. All Festival events are open to the public.

Goodyear Lake was formed 106 years ago with the construction of Collier’s Dam on the Susquehanna River, a National Historic River Trail. Collier’s Dam is one of the earliest and still operating hydroelectric dams in New York state. The Goodyear Lake Association was formed in 1921 and this year celebrates 92 years of caring for the lake and the land and fostering a sense of community. In recent years the group has been actively involved in protecting the quality of the water by working to remove invasive species from the lake. The association was awarded grants from the state to assist in those efforts. State grants administered through OCCA will also help develop a public launch site and educational walkway on state Route 28 in Portlandville.

The Goodyear Lake Association is also funding a study of the lake and its watershed being conducted by the State University College at Oneonta Biological Field Station. Information on the study will be available at the Festival.

A full schedule of the day’s events, map, and additional information may be found at www.goodyearlakeny.org.

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