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Teddy Roosevelt to be celebrated in Newcomb

NEWCOMB - Newcomb will continue a long-standing tradition and welcome in the fall season with their annual Teddy Roosevelt Weekend, Sept. 9-12.

Town of Newcomb residents and visitors alike will commemorate its relationship with Teddy Roosevelt's ride to the presidency with a live reenactment 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. 10, at 7 p.m. at Newcomb Central School. Wiegand will also be seen throughout the weekend.

Also featured throughout the weekend is the 14th annual Adirondack Craft Fair at Newcomb Central School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Handcrafted Adirondack items by local artisans will be for sale and raffle tickets will be a available for quilt to be awarded Sunday at 3 p.m.

Chief Red Hawk, Native American motivational speaker will deliver a program Sunday at 1 p.m. at Newcomb Central School.

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

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

For more information on TR Weekend and for a complete list of events, visit www.newcombny.com or the TR Weekend Facebook page.

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