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Dawson wants to consider photo contest for Summer Festival


BRASHER FALLS - It’s still months away, but Brasher Town Supervisor M. James Dawson is already thinking about summer.

Mr. Dawson says he would like to consider adding a new element to the Tri-Town Summer Festival - a photography contest.

The contest, he said, would ask photographers to submit pictures that depict life in the town of Brasher - the people, scenery and activities, any activity that displays life in Brasher.

“It depicts life in the town of Brasher, no matter what it happens to be” in the three categories, the veteran photographer said.

“We can have a photo display in Brasher with a little prize,” Mr. Dawson said.

Since the Summer Festival promotes economic development in the town, he said they would be able to use some of their economic development funds for the prize. Those funds are also used to stage the town’s annual cruise-in and car show in August.

The Summer Festival began 14 years ago to coincide with the 175th anniversary of the town of Brasher and has since expanded to include many volunteers and groups.

The 2014 Tri-Town Summer Festival is scheduled for Aug. 1-3. The festival is always the first full weekend in August. It provides family fun focused on the towns of Brasher, Lawrence and Stockholm.

The 2013 Tri-Town Summer Festival Featured three days of activities geared to people of all ages.

Among the opening day activities last year were a sidewalk art contest; pre-teen/teen golf tournament; Story in the Park and Lion’s Club Picnic; senior ice cream social; roast pork and beef dinner; “Minute to Win It;” class reunions for the classes of 1993, 1983 and 1973; live music; free ice cream; and the naming of parade marshals and fireworks.

The Saturday events included the annual parade; a 5K walk/run; “Getting It Done Obstacle Challenge;” class of 1973 golf outing; pine car race; co-ed beach volleyball; eating contest; blindfold bicycle rally; wine tasting; live music; class of 1993, 1983 and 1973 reunion dinners; frog jumping contest; Carnival of Fun; steak dinner; Tri-Town Minor Hockey duck/turtle race; and Cory Jock Home Run Derby.

The weekend wrapped up with a breakfast; fishing derby; class of 1973 picnic; St. Lawrence Central alumni lacrosse game; chicken barbecue; and lawn mower races.

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