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Canal Day 2009 Scheduled for Sunday, June 28

The Schuylkill Canal Association's 27th Annual Canal Day will be held on Sunday, June 28th from 9am-4pm. The event, as always, will be held at Lock 60 on the Schuylkill Canal and Saint Michael's Park, Mont Clare, PA.

From an email I received:
Canal Day is a full day of family oriented fun along the canal; included are events such as the Schuylkill River Trail Run, a Business Expo, nature programs, dog rescue demos, canoe / kayak race, boat demos, fishing derby, decorated bike parade for all ages, 2-day Art Show, kids games and crafts, highland games, flea market and craft show, Trampoline Thing, Orbitron & Jacob’s Ladder rides, food, music, Locktender’s House tours, magician and fire juggler, Canal Joust and Vaulting, Mont Clare Fire Co. trucks and demos and 4 lock openings throughout the day.


For more information, including event and competition registration forms and a full schedule of events, please visit the SCA’s webpage dedicated to Canal Day 2009.

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Stricklander said…
Canal Day is a lot of fun. You can sit back and enjoy music along the Schuylkill River and Canal. Watch or be apart of the running and canoe races or just try out some kayaks on the river. There will be 4 opening of Lock 60. Food and kids games will also be available. I have been enjoying Canal Day for the last 10 year and always enjoy this event.

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