Get ready for Teddy Roosevelt Weekend Celebration

NEWCOMB Very few figures in American history conjure images of heroics and leadership like Teddy Roosevelt. Our twenty-sixth President of the United States was (among other things); a naturalist, statesman, soldier, adventurer, and author. Roosevelts ties to the Adirondacks are well known, and in particular his spectacular wagon-ride from a hunting camp in Newcomb to the North Creek Depot upon learning of President McKinleys attempted assassination in 1901. On Sept. 5, 6, and 7, the Town of Newcomb will gather to celebrate the heritage and legacy of Roosevelts ride while celebrating some of the qualities that make Newcomb as unique as the man who helped make the area famous. Theres something for everyone to enjoy all weekend long.The annual event is sponsored by the Town of Newcomb, the Newcomb Mountain Quilters, and the Newcomb Chamber of Commerce. Fun family events all weekend long Adirondack Craft Fair Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Newcomb Central School. True Adirondack Handcrafted Items Rustic Furniture Quilts Jewelry - Hand Carved Items Balsam Gifts - Scenic Photos Baskets And More! Quilt Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Newcomb Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC). VIC Grand Opening Celebration Friday night, Sept. 5, at 6:30 p.m., and featuring Adirondack Folksinger-Songwriter Peggy Lynn! Handcrafted Quilts by Newcomb Mountain Quilters *Over 50+ Quilts On Display *Raffle Quilt Fun Family Events All Weekend Long Wagon Rides to Camp Santanoni Free Pony Rides Wool Spinning Classic Car Exhibit Historic Guided Tours of Newcomb and Village of Adirondac Ty Yandon 5K Memorial Foot Race TR Naturalist Challenge Food venues throughout Town Fireworks display Saturday evening, Sept. 6, at the Overlook. Musical Entertainment beforehand Sponsored by Newcomb Chamber of Commerce and Newcomb Mountain Quilters A commitment to community service The Newcomb Mountain Quilters have been an active sponsor of the Teddy Roosevelt Weekend with the craft fair continuing as one of their largest annual fundraisers. The Quilters believe in the spirit of community service through charitable (monetary) donations and hand-crafted quilts for donation and auction. We get together each year to design a quilt to be raffled off during the celebration, Jeanne Garrand, President of the Newcomb Mountain Quilters, says. We then pass it from person to person so each of our members can complete their portion of the quilt. Its the real thing. The Quilters work very closely with local families in need, the Domestic Violence Shelter in Elizabethtown, and area students seeking college scholarships. We try to give to whoever needs our help and money, Garrand says. Newcomb is a small community so we have to stick together when somebody needs help. For more information, contact the Newcomb Chamber of Commerce at (518) 582-3211.

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