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Teddy Roosevelt Weekend gets a facelift

NEWCOMB - Newcomb's annual Teddy Roosevelt days will take a new twist this year as the town takes part in the Hudson, Fulton, Champlain Quadricentennial Celebration, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of the European discovery of the Hudson River and Lake Champlain.

During the weekend of Sept. 11-13, the town will host "Discover Newcomb Weekend." The weekend will focus on Newcomb's unique affiliation with the Hudson River as its northernmost source and the many surrounding sites that demonstrate the town's historical significance to New York's history.

"With a new name, we hope to give Teddy Roosevelt weekend new life," said coordinator Jean Garrand.

Newcomb will still commemorate its relationship with Teddy Roosevelt's ride to the presidency with live reenactments of those events by impersonator Joe Wiegand.

Wiegand awed the White House audience during the 150th Anniversary of T. R.'s Birthday Celebration. He will kick off the weekend on Friday Sept. 11 at 6:30 at Newcomb Central School and will be seen throughout the weekend.

Another highlighted event includes the 13th annual Newcomb Mountain Quilters Adirondack Craft Fair featuring handcrafted Adirondack items by local artisans.

Other events of the weekend include a silent auction, presentations, games, fireworks and the 5K TY Yandon Memorial Foot Race at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

New to the weekend is an informative meeting with Wayne Tripp for residents and recreation lease members on the transition of the former Finch & Pruyn lands. The open discussion will be at 12 p.m. on Sunday in the NCS auditorium.

Tripp is the Regional Manager of F&W Forestry Services, Inc., F&W Forestry, located in Albany, Georgia, has been designated as the on ground manager who will oversee the day to day activities taking place on the properties.

"Discover Newcomb" is sponsored by the town of Newcomb, Newcomb Mountain Quilters and the Newcomb Chamber of Commerce.

"There is so much going on and I think that the weekend will be very well-attended," said Garrand.

For more information on "Discover Newcomb" and for a complete schedule of events, visit www.newcombny.com. Also, visit www.teddyrooseveltshow.com.

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