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The Dansville Online
  • Cohocton Fall Foliage Festival : Another great year

  • A swarm of people milled about the village of Cohocton last weekend to enjoy its “October Treasures,” as this year’s festival theme describes.

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  • A swarm of people milled about the village of Cohocton last weekend to enjoy its “October Treasures,” as this year’s festival theme describes.
    Cohocton Fall Foliage Festival co-chairman Bob Fleishman said the weather was kind to the festival despite the forecast. But often times, the weather doesn't detract from enticing visitors.
    An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 people attended and perused some 170 vendors and were entertained by the music and walked through a guided tour of The Larrowe House. The Lions Club Pavilion was also packed, as it sold out of its 1,400 pounds of beef on weck, and down the street, visitors sorted through the library's book sale, and children received a free book.
    Sunday’s Duck Derby netted $1,500 for Wayland Community Chest. Toy ducks “raced” down the Cohocton River from the Maple Ave. bridge. Participants paid $3 apiece for their ducky in support the Community Chest.
    The derby’s grand prize winner was Waneeta Davis of Dansville, who was awarded a donated 42” flat screen TV.
    The next 12 winners received gift baskets from the organizations that are benefitted through Community Chest.
    As for the money raised through the duck derby, Collen Kean, organizer, hopes to see that amount doubled for next year.
     

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