Fonda, NY - The Montgomery and Schenectady County Chambers of Commerce come together to announce the Lock 7-12 Canalfest Barge Bash sponsored by Alpin Haus. This kick-off celebration will be held on Thursday, August 6 at River Stone Manor, 1437 Amsterdam Road on Route 5 in Glenville. Come join the Barge Bash fun from 6 to 10pm for a casual dinner buffet with dancing and music provided by PARTY TOONS and mingle magic by Magician Alan Edstrom. "Barge Bash is a wonderful community event along one of our greatest natural assets, it's a great family weekend for our community!" adds Andy Heck, Alpin Haus. Reservations are $35 advance sale available through the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, 853-1800, 12 South Bridge Street, Fonda across from the fairgrounds, the Amsterdam Family YMCA, 842-2130, 58 North Pawling Street, Hagaman and the Chamber of Schenectady County, 372-5656, 306 State Street, Schenectady, or $38 at the door. Please make checks payable to the Amsterdam Family YMCA. Proceeds will benefit the Amsterdam Family YMCA. The fun continues on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 with the fifth annual Lock 7-12 Canalfest, a partnership between Montgomery and Schenectady Counties sponsored by Alpin Haus. The weekend is all about the Erie Canal - rediscover history, experience an adventure, enjoy first class music and dance, and have a chance to celebrate our canal heritage with fireworks and river activities! The Schenectady County Canalfest sites are Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction and Freedom Park, Scotia along with Riverlink Park, Amsterdam in Montgomery County. Stay close to home and enjoy fabulous entertainment for the whole family. For a complete schedule of events log onto www.lock7-12canalfest.com or call 1-800-743-7337. The Lock 7-12 Canalfest Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters: Alpin Haus, Price Chopper, Assemblyman George Amedore, NYS Canal Corporation, the Town of Glenville, Jumpin' Jacks, CBS 6, the Gazette, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission, the City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Waterfront Foundation, Mabee Farm, Freedom Park, River Stone Manor, the Chamber of Schenectady County and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
***Contact: Gina DaBiere-Gibbs Tourism Director 518-853-1800 ext. 12