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August 18, 2012

Herkimer DARE 5K/Fun Run sponsored by Bug Country

From 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Course: Both runs will begin and end in front of the Historic Herkimer County Jail. The Jr. Fun Run will commence at 8:30am. The 5k run will begin at 9:15am. The Entry fee: Pre-registration fees: Adult Run $20.00, Jr. Run $10.00, Teams with four members and families with three or more runners will be $16.00 per person. Any registration not received by August 13th, Adult $25.00, Jr. Fun Run $15.00, Teams and family’s will be $20.00 per person. T-shirts: T-shirt handout and registration begin at 7:30 am the day of the race. 200 shirts will be given out on a first come, first serve basis at this time. Award Ceremony/Post Race Party: After all runners finish, Refreshments & DJ following the race, there will also be a television raffle. The awards are as follows: Awards to the top three males and females in these categories: 12 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. All Fun Run Participants will receive a t- shirt. Top Jr. High and Sr. High teams will receive individual metals. Team Competition: Minimum of 4 runners per team/winners determined by total accumulated time of first 4 finishers. Pledges: These runs are fundraisers for the DARE program, therefore any runner wishing to help raise money may do so by getting sponsors. Any runner collecting pledges totaling $100 or more will have their entry fee waived, and receive a DARE awareness bracelet. Information: Pltm. Steven D. Elwood at 315-866-4330 (7am-7pm), e-mail at or Herkimer Dare at You can also get the registration form on-line at our facebook page. Donations are also graciously accepted by check. The 17th Annual DARE 5k Run and Jr. Fun Run Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 9:15am (Visit us on-line) Herkimer DARE on Official Entry Form-DARE 5k and Jr. Fun Run August 18, 2012 Name:__________________________________ Age:______ Sex: M F Shirt Size: S M L XL XXL (circle one) Street Address:______________________________________________________________________________ E-mail:_________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________ Circle the run in which you wish to participate: (fun run) (5k) All Jr. run participants must be 12 and younger. Participants for the fun run can have an adult accompany them at no cost. Team Name:____________________________________ Team Category: _________________________________ Waiver: I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of race officials relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, including high heat and or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Herkimer Police Department, the village of Herkimer, race organizers and volunteers, all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Signature:__________________________________________ Date:__________________________ Parents Signature if under 18:___________________________________________ Donation Pledge Total: $________________ Make checks payable to: Herkimer Police Department DARE program. Mail Payment and registration form to: DARE Program, Herkimer Police Department, 120 Green St., Herkimer, NY 13350

Antique Outboard Motor Informal and Swap Meet

From 9:00AM to 2:00PM

The event will be held at the Mabee Farm on 1080 Main Street, Route 5S Rotterdam Junction. There is no admission fee and it will be open to the general public.

There will also be:

Antique motor displays & judging
Buying, selling or trading motors & parts
Getting advice on your old motor
Identifying your motor
Finding sources for parts & services
Judging in several categories

*For further information contact Michael Glenn 518-505-3558 ( or visit*

Lassellesville United Methodist Family Fun Weekend

From 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Games for the kids, crafts, bouncy houses, face painting, fast pitch game, B-B-Q , Music. Almost everything is free except for the chicken B-B-Q . There will also be a Chinese auction!!


From 11:30AM to 8:00PM

The Van Hornesville United Methodist Church will be sponsoring the 3rd Annual “All Day Gospel-Fest” in the Van Hornesville town park on Route 80 in Van Hornesville. There will be Christian music throughout the day, under the big tent, from: PETE ROSE, OLD FRIENDS, FULL ARMOR, WOVEN & SPUN, HEAVENSBOUND GOSPEL & THE MARK BOLOS BAND. The entire event is free of charge and open to the public, with free parking roadside and at Owen D. Young High School. Free food and drinks will be available throughout the day and the Van Hornesville UMC Youth Group will be hosting a children’s activity area including face painting. Seating will be available under the tent or you may bring your own lawn chair / blanket. THIS EVENT IS HELD RAIN OR SHINE UNDER THE BIG TENT!

All are encouraged to come out and participate in this community event. Please call (315) 894-6155 or visit our website: for more information or directions. We are also asking that each attendee consider a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Van Hornesville/Jordanville food pantry. There will be a designated drop off point for these donations at the event.

Adaptive Sports Benefit - Clambake

From 12:00PM to 11:59PM

Rockwood – The Second Annual Veteran’s Appreciation Event will be held at the Rockwood Tavern. Assemblyman Marc Butler (R-C-I- 117), is a major co-sponsor of the event. The proceeds will be donated to the Adaptive Sports National Games for Veteran Athletes. The Adaptive Sports Program provides equipment or techniques to help injured veterans pursue a variety of sports challenges. The day’s events will include a clambake beginning at noon. There will be musical entertainment and outside games available. Tickets for the all-day Clam Bake are $35.00. “Summer is the time when we can relax, have some fun and participate in the sports we all enjoy. Some of our brave veterans, however, need our help in enjoying the things they love to do. That is what prompted us to undertake this event” said Billy Mills, owner of the Rockwood Tavern. Athletes with “Team Albany” are Veterans from the local area that use adaptive equipment to participate in recreational, sporting or leisure activities and are active in the treatment of their mental and or physical challenges. Team Albany athletes have a variety of medical issues, such as spinal cord injury or illness, amputation, visual impairment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological illnesses, post traumatic syndrome, and depression. The Adaptive Sports/National Games Program offers athletes weekly bowling programs, monthly community reintegration trips, monthly support groups for veterans and their families, educational opportunities, coordination of attendance at community based adaptive clinics, sponsors of an annual spring sports clinic, attendance at all the Veterans national Games and numerous community based speaking engagements to promote education about adaptive sports as well as a website to keep athletes and their families updated with opportunities in this local area. The Rockwood Tavern is on Route 29, Town of Rockwood, about eight miles west of Johnstown. For ticket information call 518- 762-0055. It should be a great day for a great cause. If you are able to attend and show your support, we would appreciate it. If your Club or Organization cares to be a sponsor for $50.00, we will provide a sign acknowledging your support for our injured veterans, and mention you in any announcements made during the day. However, all donations are appreciated. Please send donation checks to: Rockwood Tavern (notation Veteran’s Sports Program) 4700 State Highway 29 Johnstown, New York 12095 Lets show how much we in the Mohawk Valley appreciate the sacrifices our veterans have made. For further details, you may call the Rockwood Tavern at 762-0055.

Benefit for Kiara

From 2:00PM to 8:00PM

Kiara is an amazing 7 year old girl who will be entering 2nd grade in the Fall. And even though she can not sit up by herself, crawl or walk or even eat by herself, she has overcome many obstacles in life. At the age of 18 days old she had her very first brain surgery and had numerous surgeries that followed within her first few years of life. She is having another tumor removed from her brain. Please join us in helping raise money for ongoing expenses and equipment that insurance does not cover.

The event will be held at the Camden American Legion Barn. There will also be a 50/50, raffles, auctions, free food and drinks, free draft beer, live entertainment, bounce house and a snow cone maker for the children.

Tickets will be $15 per person, $25 a couple and all kids get in free of charge.

For tickets or more information, please contact Angel Lott at 706-4953 or Angela Rose at 820-4154.

The Cup That Cheers: Drinking in the 18th century

From 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Herkimer Home State Historic Site will host the special presentation with Gretchen Sullivan Sorin, Ph.D., Director and Distinguished Service Professor of the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

Americans in the 18th century avoided water which could often be tainted and embraced spirituous beverages. This 40 minute talk and slideshow discusses the fondness of Americans for alcohol, how it almost led to the disbanding of the Continental Army and the origins of our current interest in wine.

Included in the price of the presentation is the tasting of a variety of 18th century wines, Haymakers' Switchel, a non-alcoholic drink, and Tavern Biscuits made from an 18th century recipe. To participate in the wine tasting, you must be at least 21 years of age.

Tickets for this presentation are $15. Reservations are required. Please call the site at 315-823-0398 to make a reservation. Seating is limited to 30 guests. This program benefits internship projects for Herkimer Home State Historic Site.

Herkimer Home State Historic Site, administered by the Central Region of the New York State Offices of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, is located 3 miles southeast of Little Falls at the intersection of New York Thruway Exit 29A.

26th Annual Charity Air Show

The Lazy 8 Radio Control Club 26th Annual Model Airplane Air Show to benefit the James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society's Free pet food bank for Fulton County Low/Fixed income seniors. More than 40 model pilots will display and fly their large scale model airplanes. All gate proceeds will benefit the Humane Society. Admission including parking: $3.00 for adults, Child under 12 Free. The air show site is at 144 Knoblauch Road, Johnstown, off County Hwy 131, behind Rogers Family Orchard. Follow signs at the corner of Rt 29 and 30A to the airshow. For more info or detailed directions visit or call Ron Chizek at 518-762-3330.

Benefit for Robert Olejarczyk

Bob, an avid motorcyclist, was recently dagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Because of his current treatment he is unable to return to work at this time. A bike ride will take place August 18 at 10 am at the Utica Harley Davidson. Following the ride there will be food raffles door prizes silent auction games and music. $20 per adult, children free. Please contact Kim at 794-3055 for tickets