This Saturday, Aug. 24, is the first Canal Festival at the D & H Canal Park at Lock 31.
— This Saturday, Aug. 24, is the first Canal Festival at the D & H Canal Park at Lock 31.
Project Chairman Tom Colbert, along with Sally Talaga, Wayne County Historical Society Board President Elaine Herzog and scores of volunteers from the Wayne County Historical Society and other community organizations have worked long and hard to make this day possible.
Join them for a grand celebration with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony starting at 9:45 followed by a day of festival fun from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The festivities include: Live Canal-era music featuring "Poison Love" and Steve Jacobi "Fiddling Around," Sing-Along Canal Songs, guided walking tours on the towpath, quilting, blacksmith and other historical exhibits, a History Alive presentation, miniature canal boat demonstrations, a petting zoo, children's games, carriage rides along the Towpath (for a nominal fee), the Canal Store, specialty vendors and a selection of food and beverages.
There is a new sign located at the site. It was created by Hunt Signs who partially donated the cost of the sign. There will be "I Dig Lock 31" T-shirts available for purchase at the Canal Store on Saturday along with many other fun items.
The D & H Canal Park at Lock 31 is located at 179 Texas Palmyra Highway on Route 6 one mile west of Hawley. For more information check out their websites at www.wchs-lock31.org and www.waynehistorypa.org.