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Baldwinsville Public Library Announces Barge into Bville Prizewinners

The library is an active part of the Barge Into Baldwinsville Committee, which is sponsoring several events this summer to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lock 24. Their celebration logo adorns t-shirts and hats available for sale at the Baldwinsville Visitor's Center, between Lock 24 and Riverside Cemetery.

A portion of profit from such sales will be go toward the purchase of a memorial plaque noting the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Lock in Baldwinsville, to be presented on August 28th at a Barge Into Baldwinsville Day celebration on Paper Mill Island.

Barge Into Baldwinsville events will include historic walking tours, an August 11th Community Band concert, and a Songs of the Canals concert by Dave Ruch on August 19th, as well as a visit by the Lois McClure, a replica of an 1862 canal schooner. Full details on these events are available on the web at http://bargeintobville.wordpress.com.

Anyone who would like to participate in either a boat parade or a street parade for The Barge Into Baldwinsville Day on August 28th can check the website for an application form. The Barge Into Baldwinsville Twilight Boat Parade will take place at 7 pm on Friday, August 27, and the street parade will start on Saturday, August 28 at 11 am, followed by performances and festivities on Paper Mill Island all day.

Parade prizes will be awarded based on each entry's depiction of the Barge Into Baldwinsville theme.

The Barge Into Baldwinsville Committee includes Baldwinsville Mayor Joe Saracini, Lock Chief Andy Derby, Director of the Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse Sue McManus, Town of Lysander Historian Bonnie Kisselstein, several staff from the Baldwinsville Public Library, local businessman Gary "Woody" Wood, and Community Band Director Phill Sterling.

More information on Barge Into Baldwinsville events and Lock 24 history are available on the committee's website, bargeintobville.wordpress.com.

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