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Otis Mountain Get Down | Elizabethtown Column

It’s unbelievable that we are planning Labor Day Weekend! How did the summer fly by so fast. If you’re traveling, please stay safe. No matter what your mode of transportation, enjoy the weekend.

Since it’s the last Sunday in August, make sure you go to the Lewis Fire Department Ox Roast, their primary annual fundraiser. Come out to enjoy a scrumptious roast beef dinner complete with mashed potatoes and gravy, clam chowder, corn on the cob, dessert and beverage (although soda is extra). The cost of this delicious meal is adults $12, $5 for children under age 12 and under 5 is free. Take-out begins at 12 noon until 1 p.m, while eat-in begins at 1 p.m until 5 p.m.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Adirondack History Center Museum this summer, there is still time — they close October 13. One of this year’s new exhibits is “Grace Hudowalski: The Mountains We Climb.”

View the artifacts from the 46er’s Club founded by Grace, the first woman to climb all 46 of the High Peaks.

Another interesting exhibit is part of the 60th anniversary of the “Land of Makebelieve,” the work of Arto Monaco who created the early amusement park of that name in 1954. Over 600 artifacts are displayed, including a playful prototype of R2-D2 of “Star Wars” fame made by Arto Monaco.

The third exhibit is the celebration of the “60th Anniversary of the Essex County Historical Society” by Marjorie Lansing with historical facts from the past. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is adults $5.00, seniors $4.00, students $2.00 and children under six are free. For more details or information, visit their website at adkhistorycenter.org or call 873-6466.

The Otis Mountain Get Down is back from Sept. 12-14. There’s still time to get your tickets online at otismountain.com. Cost is $30.00 for a weekend of music: listen to over 20 bands, food, vendors and family activities. Children under 12 are free.

Planning ahead, the Elizabethtown Thrift Shop announced their next collection day is Saturday, Sept. 27 at the UCC parish hall from 10 a.m until 12 noon. They are accepting clean, well-kept household items, linens and, especially, winter clothes — most importantly, toddler-size children’s clothes.

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