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            APALACHIN • OWEGO • NICHOLS                                                       CAMPVILLE • BARTON • CANDOR
           TIOGA CENTER • NEWARK VALLEY                                                          SMITHBORO • CATATONK

           Volume 36                                       JUNE  2021                                           Number 6

           Memorial Day 2021 Celebrated in Owego                                     Candor to Celebrate the 4th of July This Year

              On Memorial Day, we remember and honor those who died while serving in
         the United States Armed Forces. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021, there
         was no parade or ceremony again this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.
              This year several Tioga County organizations teamed up to hold a Memorial
         Day ‘Car’ parade in honor of veterans. A Roll Call of Honor was read by Mary
         Beth Jones and JoAnn Walter, and the Service of Remembrance was given by
         Jim  Raftis.  The  Honor  Roll and  Remembrance  Service  were  broadcast live  on
         WEBO Radio and on the internet .

                 Elks Strawberry Lawn Party - June 18

              The  Owego  Elks  will  hold  a   will  be  available.  The  bar  will  be
         Strawberry  Lawn  Party  on  Friday,   open.  Current    health  department
         June  18,  from  4:00  to  10:00  pm  at   guidelines  will be followed.
         the  Elks  Lodge  at  223  Front  St  in        All proceeds from this event will
         Owego.                              go  to  fund  the  replacement  of  the
              The party will feature live music   lodge  roof.  The  original  building,
         by Rick Fry and Trick Shot, raffles,   known  as  the  Latham  A.  Burrows
         and  games  including  a  corn  hole   House,  was  built  in  1830  and  is  in        Candor will celebrate the 4th of July
         challenge.                          both the NY State and National His-   at the ballpark on Route 96 with a week
              The  grill  will  be  outside  for  hot   toric  Registers.  For  more  infor-  full of events including:
         dogs, hamburgers, and sides. Sodas,   mation on the Elks’ Roof Fundraiser,       Saturday,  June  26  -  Car  Show  with
         bottled  water,  and  the  Elks’  tradi-  go  to  the  Owego  Elks  Lodge  1039   entertainment, vendors;
         tional  strawberry  festival  favorites   GoFundMe page.                      Sunday,  June  27  -  Little  Mr./Miss
                                                                                   Candor  &  Prince/Princess  Contest  at
                                                                                   4pm at Candor Post 907;
                                                                                      Thursday, July 1 - Carnival & Kiddie
               TAC Presents “Art a la Carte” Program                               Night, 6-11pm, Kiddie Parade 6pm, and
                                                                                   Music and Entertainment;
             Tioga  Arts  Council  (TAC)  an-       Each year, TAC develops five, week-      Friday,  July  2  -  Fireworks  at  dusk
        nounced that the Mildred Faulkner Tru-  ly arts-enrichment activities for approxi-  and Carnival from 6-11pm, and  Enter-
        man Foundation awarded $5,000 to sup-  mately  30  children  per  site  and  expose   tainment;
        port  TAC’s  annual  Art  a  la  Carte  pro-  them  to  a  variety  of  artists,  art  tech-      Saturday,  July  3  -  Parade  at  10am
        gram this summer.                   niques, and media. With assistance from   with  Carnival,  Chicken  BBQ,  Kid’s
             Three years ago, Tioga County Food   professional  artists  and  librarians,  TAC   Bike Drawing, and Entertainment;
        for  Families  (formerly,  Tioga  County   also  tries  to  pair  each  activity  with  a        Sunday, July 4 - Horse Pull at Side
        Anti-Hunger  Task  Force)  approached   companion  book  to  enrich  the  learning   Hill Acres; vendors, raffles.
        TAC  and  inquired  about  partnering  to   experience.                        * For More Details, See Page 8 *
        provide arts programming at a Summer        TAC  helps  to  promote  physical  and
        Meal Site. According to their data, “Of   creative  well-being,  champion  the  arts
        the 52% of school age children in Tioga   and literacy, and bring services to under-
        County that are eligible for the Free and   served parts of our county.
        Reduced Lunch Program, less than 10%    2021 Partner Sites
        attended  a  Summer  Meal  Site.”  By        The partner Summer Meals Sites for
        providing  an  arts  activity,  TAC  would   2021  Art  a  la  Carte  are  at  Berkshire,
        help encourage families to visit a Sum-  Richford,  Waverly,  and  (tentatively)
        mer Meal Site for a positive experience   Spencer  Van  Etten.  Site  selection  is
        while  also  accessing  a  critical  service.   based on US Census data,  recommenda-
        As  a  result,  TAC  developed  Art  a  la   tions from Tioga County Food for Fami-
        Carte.                              lies, and each site’s willingness to part-
        Goals of Art a la Carte             ner.
            According to the Tioga County Food        Weekly  arts-enrichment  activities
        for  Families,  approximately  25%  of   will occur at each site between July and
        youth in Tioga County suffer from food   August  2021.  Activities  will  focus  on
        insecurity  and  hunger.  (This  number   artists including Paul Klee, Yayoi Kusa-
        likely  increased  since  the  onset  of   ma,  and  Horace  Pippen. TAC  will  also
        COVID-19.)  Offering  art  activities  en-  offer  an  optional,  virtual  showing  to
        courages  families  to  attend  Summer   each  site  of  the  Triple  Cities  Opera’s
        Meals Sites and to access a critical food   original  2020  production,  Monkey
        service.                            and Francine in the City of Tigers.
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