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Index For Event Information
Meet the Committee Page 5 Pet Show Registration Page 7 & 9 Eden’s Own Wildlife Expert Page 8 Remembered by Jack Smith Page 10 Baseball Schedule Page 11 Auto Show Registration Page 14 & 15 Queen Pagent Page 21 Festival Parade Page 24 Schedule of all Events Page 28 & 29 Map of Corn Festival Page 31 Community Showcase Page 35 Arts & Crafts Show Page 40 Tractor Pull Page 43 Eden Corn Festival Hall of Fame Page 51 Eden Corn Festival Celebrates 50 Years Page 54 * Fireworks Sunday, August 4th, 2013 at 9:45pm
A Big Thank-You to all the Advertisers, Sponsors and people who wrote articles! Your support has made this program possible. The Eden Corn Festival Committee 2013 and the Eden-North Collins Pennysaver.
Greetings and Welcome to the 50th Annual Eden Corn Festival
It is with great pride and pleasure that I serve as the current President of the Eden Corn Festival. I am also very proud to say that I have attended every Corn Festival since its inception, although difficult to remember each and every one of them as I was very young when it all started. (If you don’t believe me ask my mother.)
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The Corn Festival is a very vital part of the Eden community by having a positive economic impact to many area businesses as well as assisting numerous not for profit organizations in the town as a major means of fund raising which keep their groups functioning financially. And don’t forget about the tourism boost, wherever you go and tell people you are from Eden, the first thing they mention is “Oh that’s where the
Over the years the Corn Festival has faced some difficult situations: Wind, Rain, Extreme Heat, Cold, Water Spouts, just to mention a few, but the Corn Festival always went on and came back stronger the next year. The Corn Festival takes a strong and dedicated team to put on such a great event every year. I must say that I have had the pleasure of working with 11 outstanding board of director members as well as a committee of over 30 people that make all the events come together every year. All of these people are volunteers and spend countless hours of their own time planning out all the events that go on during the Corn Festival. Without the dedication of these people we would not have such an outstanding event year after year. I would be remiss if I did not mention the support we receive from our sponsors. We have many sponsors not only from Eden but from all over the Southtowns that have been with us for many years, without the financial support we receive from these businesses and organizations we would not be able to put on such an affordable, clean, entertaining and family friendly event for the people that visit the Eden Corn Festival, so please read our program book and be sure to support these fine sponsors. Last but not least I would like to thank all the loyal patrons of the Eden Corn Festival, without your support over the past 50 years The Eden Corn Festival would not be here today.
Thank You Again and let’s hope we will celebrate many more milestones at the Eden Corn Festival. Sincerely, Jeff Winter President, Eden Corn Festival
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ON YOUR 50
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Dear Eden Community, Over the past 50 years the Eden Corn Festival has left many of us with a wealth of treasured memories. Our community organizations have grown to depend on the Corn Festival as a large part of their fund raising. The efforts of the volunteers make this possible. When you volunteer, you become a part of our memories and without helpers, the Corn Festival would not exist. In the future, please look to volunteer with local organizations such as the Eden Chamber Chicken Barbecue, the Eden United Methodist Rib Stand or the Fireman’s Corn & Curly Fries Tent. Thank you volunteers! Also, thank you to those who have participated in the many enjoyed events over the years including the queen pageant, auto show, pet show, corn eating contest, corn king, tug of war, baseball, softball and the famous parade. We hope you enjoy this 50th Anniversary Festival with family, neighbors and good friends. Sincerely, Eden- North Collins Pennysaver
WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AT THE 51st Eden Corn Festival: July 31st, Aug. 1-2-3, 2014
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THE EDEN CORN FESTIVAL, INC. COMMITTEE Cordially welcomes all our friends to Eden, NY THE GARDEN SPOT OF NEW YORK STATE!
50th YEAR !
eden corn festival Corn Festival Committee
EDEN CORN FESTIVAL COMMITTEE 2013 President Treasurer Secretary Chairman, Grounds Co. Chairman, Grounds Parking Concessions Co-Concessions Entertainment Amusements Tug of War Corn Cooking Contest Trade Show Ad Book, Program Advertising, Marketing Emergency Squad Horseshoe Tournament Hall of Fame
Jeff Winter Janice Carter Linda Prell Mike Dau Drew Reidel Bob Weisedel Keith Gannon Dale Hess, Mackenzie Gannon Keith Gannon & Kris Sheetz “Fun For Everyone” Sherry Schmitt Jamie Salzman Linda Prell Laura Wickett Sallie Bigelow, Eden-North Collins Penny Saver Sallie Bigelow Scott Hultquist, Kathy Keller Larry Howie Jack Smith
Agricultural Community Show Dave Eckardt, Mike Bolo BOARD OF Event Sponsorships Vince LaGreca DIRECTORS Long Range Planning Rich Ventry Sallie Bigelow Mike Dau Janice Carter Craft Show Tim & Charlene Gannon Bill Clark Parade Kristin Howie Mike Dau Queen Pageant Laura Yingling-Frank Gary Eye Pet Show Sallie Bigelow Keith Gannon Super Day A. Betty Hill, Jo Ann Reed Dale Hess Softball/Baseball Brian LaTempo Vince La Greca Corn Eating Contest Vince LaGreca Linda Prell Car Show Gary Eye Rich Ventry Corn Judgiing Dave Eckhardt, Jonathan Agle Bob Weisedel Tractor Pull Dale Hess Jeff Winter Floral Planters Eden Valley Growers
A Special Thank You to area businesses, schools and residents for your volunteerism and cooperation!
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Congratulations Eden Corn Festival as you celebrate your 50th Anniversary!
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Every Pet Is A Winner The Eden Corn Festival Pet Show celebrates 50 years of people showing off their pets! From the very first festival held in 1964, the Pet Show has been a favorite for many. The first Pet Show judges were Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Richardson. Prizes for winners were ribbons and free tickets to rides and every child who entered a pet received a prize. Some winners of the first pet show included John Wolf, Leslie Van Vechten, and Debbie Richter for the handsomest dog; David Eckhardt for the best groomed longhaired cat; Dennis Weidner for best groomed short-haired cat; Michele Traylor, Susan Spencer and Richard Sendor
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Important Dates, Events and People Remembered by Jack Smith: 1959 Garden Festival 1962 Eden Sesquicentennial 1963 Brothers of the Brush wanted to continue a celebration but could not put it together. They appealed to the Eden Chamber of Commerce and it was agreed they plan a festival and it would be called the Corn Festival to highlight Eden Farmers largest crop. 1964 1st Festival sponsored by the Eden chamber on August 15 & 16. Perfect weather and good committees headed by Chairman George Gunther (The Eden Supervisor) made for a successful event. Using the Eden American Legion & Eden Central School grounds proved a winning location. Ball games on the new legion Field, a Parade down Main street, a pet show and a Beauty Pageant on the school lawn all proved very popular and are still major program events. The Chamber Barbecue Chicken, The Firemen with Corn The Legion with Beer have been continuous Concessions for the Festival. 1967 Wally Bryan Airstream caravan Club 1973 Bill Edwards took chairmanship 1973 1st Program Book, Chairman Peter Schwert. Eden Jaycees brought in former Miss America Laurie Lee Schafer, Parade prizes increased, Fireworks were introduced. 1974 Festival was extended to 4 days. 1975 Program Chairman J. Smith booked Buffalo Philharmonic Concert on the Ball field. 1976 Chairman Edwards encouraged A Betty Hill and Walt Majewski to have festival sponsored Lend a helping day. It has continued since under loving guidance of A. Betty and her helpers and is now called Super Day for Special kids. 1976 Buffalo Breski’s professional women’s softball showed how WNY loved softball. 1977 Jack M. Smith became softball chairmen and for the next 30 years it became the longest running fast pitch softball tournament in WNY. For his leadership Jack was inducted into the WNY Hall of Fame. 1980 The Festival became a project that involved most of the organizations in Eden. The Eden Chamber of Commerce relinquished control to the newly formed Eden Corn Festival Inc. 1982 Howard Ralyea became chairman through 1992. He used his skill in computerizing, mapping and streamlining the event. 1993 William Faircloth took over as chairman. The age of sponsorship had arrived. Bill and his committees worked to bring in sponsors. 2008 Jeff Winter took over as president. Jeff has staffed his committees with workers that are providing bigger and better Festivals. 2013 Festival Celebrates 50 Years.
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2013 EDEN CORN FESTIVAL BALL DIAMOND SCHEDULE AUGUST 1, 2013 - THURSDAY 4:00 PM Boys Bambino Division Championship 6:00 PM Boys Minors Division Championship 8:00 PM Boys Majors Division Championship
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• All day sound system with D.J. • Door prizes given away during the show • Color dash plaque given to the first 200 entries (including pre-registration) • Cars displayed on grass • Free spectator admission • Concessions available on show grounds and at Corn Festival • Lavatories available on show grounds
AWARDS AND CLASSIFICATION
FIRST PLACE AWARD FOR EVERY CLASS*
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Production thru 1954 Production 1955 - 1959 Production 1960 - 1963 Production 1964 - 1966 Production 1967 - 1969 Production 1970 - 1975 Production 1976 - 1983 Production 1984 - 2003 Production Mustang 1964½ - 1973 Production Camaro & Firebird 1967 - 1981 Production Corvettes through 2003 Production Trucks, Vans and 4x4’s through 2003
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Limited Modified Cars 1949 - 1969 Limited Modified Cars 1970 - 1979 Limited Modified Cars 1980 - 1989 Limited Modified Cars 1990 - 2003 Street Rods thru 1948 Modified Cars 1949 - 1969 Modified Cars 1970 - current Modified Trucks, Vans, and Other Commercial 4x4 Modified Trucks and Vans
22 23 24 25
N British S Other Foreign CL AS Production or Lim. Mod. New Car/Truck, 2004-Current Special Interest / Kit Cars
AND 25 ADDITIONAL AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING IN CLASS * The organizers reserve the right to combine or add classes and awards if the number of entrants in a class justifies such a change.
SPECIAL AWARDS Best of Show - Modified
Best of Show - Production
Plus Four “Judge’s Selection” Awards CLASSIFYING YOUR ENTRY 1. Production and limited modified foreign cars will be placed in classes 22 - 23. 2. Classes 13 -19 are for cars only. Modified trucks, vans, 4x4’s and other commercial vehicles should be entered in classes 20 or 21. 3. Classes 1-12 will be judged as close to manufacturer’s specifications as possible. 4.. Limited modifications are defined as bolt-on, clip-on, or other modifications using aftermarket products that do not significantly alter the original design or performance of the vehicle.
VEHICLE REGISTRATION Special prize drawing for advanced registration - Must be present to win Name __________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________ City ________________________ State/Prov. ______ Zip Code _____________ Phone _________________________________________________________ Vehicle Make _____________________________________________________ Vehicle Model _______________________________________ Year _________ Club Affiliation ____________________________________________________
Please send this form with your advance registration or have it ready when you pull up at the gate. Send form to Eden Corn Festival, Inc., 3764 Eckhardt Rd., Hamburg, NY 14075. Make checks payable to Eden Corn Festival, Inc. Entries must be received by August 2nd, 2013 to be considered pre-registered For questions, call Jerry (716)626-5698 or Gary (716)648-1497
AT THE GATE
REGISTRATION CUTOFF AT 11:30 A.M. NO EXCEPTIONS
Neither the Eden Corn Festival, Inc., nor any officer, director or shareholder thereof or the owner of the building at which the show is produced, shall be responsible or liable for any loss of or damage to all or any part of the Exhibitor’s display and/or vehicle, and the Exhibitor shall and does hereby waive any and all rights he may have against them or any of them for any such loss or damage. The organizers reserve the right to combine or add classes and awards if the number of entrants in a class justifies such a change. Exhibitor (Signature)
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Sunday August 4th, rain or shine, is the date for the 33rd Auto Show at the 50th Eden Corn Festival on the Eden Elementary school front lawn, RT 62. Participants can preregister their vehicles for $ 10.00 up through August 2nd or $15.00 after and until the close of registration at 11:30 AM the day of the show. Judging starts at 12N.
Once again West Herr Chevrolet will be the exclusive Auto Show sponsor and the Eden Co-op Nursery School will benefit through their assistance in organizing and running the show. 200 Dash plaques will be given for the first to register into 25 classes ranging from production, to limited modified, to modified cars, trucks, both domestic and foreign. Best in Class, and Outstanding in Class awards will be given along with Best of Show Production and Modified awards for the overall show winners. Four Judges awards will also go to outstanding vehicles. For 2013 a new class has been created to accommodate the growing number of participants with 2004 or later model cars and trucks. For full details on this year’s Auto Show and all events at the Corn Festival visit us at www.edencornfest.com.
Happy 50th STAY POWERED UP THIS Eden Corn Festival SUMMER!
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EDEN POLICE AND RESERVE UNIT
40th Anniversary We Salute the Eden Corn Festival and the Corn Festival Committee for a Job WELL DONE!! Police Department Chief Michael Felschow Lt. John McCarthy Officer Shawn Bishop Officer Nicholas Blasz Officer Mark Baltes Officer Sam Beiter Officer Adam Cornell Officer Joseph Flynn Officer Tim McDonald Officer James Pierce Officer Michael Rich Officer Chris Schreiber Officer Richard Syracuse Officer Ryan Young
Communications Division Supervisor, Kim Soda Dispatcher Julie Boedo Dispatcher Jane Henry Dispatcher Stan Janus Dispatcher Thomas Jones Dispatcher Chris Muraco Dispatcher Rose Nadrich
Reserve Police Unit Captain Joseph Flynn Marie Armstrong Renee Bostaph Leigh Brockman Robert Brueggeman Brian Burgstahler Matt Christopher Robert Clancy Doris Hadley Glenn Kerwin Charles Kollatz Joshua Kunch Dawn Lloyd Glenn McLaughin Robert Reed Bill Robinson William Sickau David Sully Fred Velott
Our sincerest thanks to the following for their staunch and unswerving support of our efforts to provide protection to our community: Town Supervisor Glenn F. Nellis Eden Emergency Squad Eden Town Board Members Eden Volunteer Fire Co. #1 Eden Highway Department East Eden Volunteer Fire Co. All former members of the Reserve Police Unit
We wish to honor our Officers and Reserves who have, over the past 40 years, faithfully served the Department and Community with Dedication and Professionalism.
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When the Eden Corn Festival began in 1964, so did the Queen Pageant. The pageant was run by Eden supervisor George Guenther, chairman Paul Laing and Bob Maier. In the first pageant, 20 local girls were judged on poise, personality, beauty and charm. All contestants were honored at a banquet, prior to the big event. The pageant was held on the lawn at the Eden Middle School. The first Eden Corn Festival Queen was Miss Anne M. Heckman sponsored by Jack Smith. At a reception held in her honor at the Legion Hall, she received a trophy, one dozen roses, a sash and her crown. Each year since, the Festival has crowned “Miss Eden Sweet Corn.” Other early pageant winners include Phyllis Lebo 1965, Jane Agle 1966, Audrey Hoffman 1967, and Mary Barrett 1968. The pageant celebrated its silver anniversary in 1988 by crowning Miss Kathleen K. Muck, as pictured. This year marks the golden anniversary for both the Corn Festival and Queen Pageant. Many eyes will be looking to see who will be honored as “Junior Miss” and who will take the “Miss Eden Corn Festival” crown. Join the fun on Saturday, August 3rd, 7:30pm at the Corn Festival Stage.
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The Eden Corn Festival Parade
Parade also showcases the newly crowned Corn Festival Queen, and her contestants as well as the Corn King winners!
One of the most popular parades in Western New York is the Eden Corn Festival Parade. Featuring marching units, consisting of multiple Bands, highly decorated Color Guards, polished Fire, Police & Emergency Departments, and beautifully decorated floats. The Eden Corn Festival
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The parade will travel along Route 62 Sunday, August 4th, with a 12 noon start. It is right in the heart of the Eden Community and is viewed by thousands of people lining both sides of the street. Many residents use the parade as a chance to have annual family, and neighborhood gatherings during the Eden Corn Festival Parade.
Salutes the Hard Working Board of Directors and Volunteers for a great 50 years of the Eden Corn Festival
The parade has been enjoyed since the festival began 50 years ago. It continues to delight and entertain all who come to watch.
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THE EDEN TOWN BOARD Glenn R. Nellis - Supervisor Mary Lou Pew - Deputy Supervisor Francis McLaughlin - Councilman Edward Krycia Jr. - Councilman Richard S. Ventry - Councilman
RESIDENTS OF EDEN The Garden Spot of New York State WELCOME THE 50th ANNUAL EDEN CORN FESTIVAL and extend a cordial greeting to all visitors and friends!
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ANNUAL EDEN CORN FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, August 1st 3:00-11:00 PM Midway Opens 4:00 PM Boys Bambino Division Championship Baseball Game 5:00 PM Chicken BBQ Opens - Eden Chamber Building 5:00 PM BBQ Pork Opens - Eden United Methodist Church Building 5:00 PM Boys Bambino Championship Baseball Game - Ball Diamond 5:30 Hometown Pet Show Registration Opens - Stage 6:00 PM Hometown Pet Show – Stage 6:00 PM Boys Minors Division Championship Baseball Game 7:00 PM Eden Agriculture Show Case Opens – School Grounds 8:00 PM Boys Major Division Championship Baseball Game
Friday, August 2nd 12:00-12:00 AM Midway Opens 12:00 PM Trade Show Exhibit Opens 1:00 PM Eden Agriculture Show Case Opens – School Grounds 2:00 PM Nickel City Road Show - Stage 4:00 PM Girls Minors Division Championship Softball Game 5:00 PM Chicken BBQ Opens - Eden Chamber Building 5:00 PM BBQ Pork Opens - Eden United Methodist Church Building 5:00 PM Registration and Weigh-In for Ultimate Tug-of-War Contest 6:00 PM Garden Tractor Pull by EGTPA – Legion Lot 6:00 PM for Ultimate Tug-of-War Contest – Volleyball Court 6:00 PM Girls Majors Division Championship Softball Game 7:00 PM Orchard Park Senior Line Dancers - Stage 8:00 PM Girls Senior Division Championship Softball Game 8:00 PM Jarod Miller, Animal Expert Show - Stage
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ANNUAL EDEN CORN FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, August 3rd 10:00 AM Eden 8u Raiders vs. Arcade 8u Muckdogs 11:00 AM Horseshoes Registration Opens 12:00-12:00 AM Midway Opens 12:00 PM Nickel City Road Show - Simon Says for Kids – Stage 12:00 PM Craft Show Opens – School Grounds 12:00 PM Horseshoes Contest – Volleyball Court 12:00 PM Trade Show Exhibit Opens 12:30 PM Eden 10u Raiders vs. Evans 10u Eagles 12:00 PM Chicken BBQ Opens - Eden Chamber Building 12:00 PM BBQ Pork Opens - Eden United Methodist Church Building 1:00 PM Eden Agriculture Show Case Opens – School Grounds 2:00 PM Children’s Corn Husking Contest (5 & under, 6-10, 11-15) – Stage 3:00 PM Eden 12u Lady Raiders vs. Dazzlers 3:30 PM Corn Eating Contest - Stage 5:00 PM Kicken Rythem - Stage 5:30 PM Corn Growers Competition – Eden Agriculture Show Case 5:30 PM 14u Lady Raiders vs. Dazzlers 7:30 PM Festival Queen & Junior Miss Pageant – Stage 8:00 PM “Old Timers” Welch Farms vs. Kromers Mill
Sunday, August 4th 8:00 AM Auto Show Registration Opens – School Grounds 10:30 AM Veterans Memorial Service - Veterans Park 12:00 PM Parade – Route 62 12:00-10:00 PM Midway Open 12:00 PM Auto Show – School Grounds 12:00 PM Craft Show - School Grounds 12:00 PM Trade Show Exhibit Opens 12:00 PM Chicken BBQ Opens - Eden Chamber Building 12:00 PM BBQ Pork Opens - Eden United Methodist Church Building 1:00 PM Eden Agriculture Show Case Opens – School Grounds 1:00 PM South City Band - Stage 3:30 pm 50th Anniversary Celebration - Ball Field 4:00 PM Down Home Country Cloggers - Stage B 5:00 PM Car Show Award Presentations – School Grounds 5:00 PM Corn Bread - Corn Chowder Contest – Volleyball Court 6:00 PM West of the Mark Band – Stage 9:45 pm - Fireworks
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Eden Valley is the oldest Food Hub in New York State & services all of the local retailers & wholesalers in the Western New York area. Product is also shipped as far as New York City, New Jersey, Florida, & Texas during the peak of the season. In 1956, the membership consisted of twenty-three (23) member farms. Through attrition, they now number ten (10) member families farming the same amount of acreage. Less than 100,000 cases were sold in 1956 compared to over a ½ million in 2012. For the past 50 summers Eden has celebrated “Corn”. Along with Corn, Eden Valley’s big volume commodities are Green Peppers, Grape Tomatoes, Lettuce & Cabbage. Using the latest cooling technologies including a vacuum cooler, hydro-cooler, & a forced-air cooler, Eden Valley Growers provides premier locally grown produce from May until November each year. The Growers strive to stay on the cutting edge in all areas of farming including Food Safety Standards, Watering & Fertilizing Technologies, & Pest Management. They continue to provide the BEST locally grown produce…produce they put on their own tables each night!
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Eden’s Agricultural Showcase The Town of Eden - Community Showcase Business, Agriculture, Education, History, & Culture An interactive, multi-media display of the many organizations, churches, clubs, schools, and farms in Eden. Learn about the academic, recreational, geographic, agricultural and historical interests and opportunities that collectively make up the “Fabric of Life” in Eden. More importantly, this exhibit will showcase the many fine people who are passionate about these organizations and who invest a large amount of their time and creativity to keep their organizations viable and to bring their valuable programs to town residents. Location: In a large tent on the lawn in front of the elementary school playground. The exhibit will, in effect, be located between the Chicken BBQ dining tent and the Eden Elementary School. The sidewalk towards the school will lead you to the Showcase. What you will find: Displays by many Town of Eden organizations, demonstrating their purpose, programs, and people. Also, there will be many photographic displays of local farming operations - you will see the wide variety of vegetables, fruits, horticultural crops, dairy products and livestock that are produced in abundance on Eden area farms. Large Flat-Screen Television: A continuous slide show and video presentation will be projected, helping to visually explain and promote the many organizations and programs that the town has to offer its residents. “Community Conversations” and “Focus on Farming”: Stop in to hear live interviews with individuals from various Town of Eden organizations and farms, each one with an interesting story to tell. Slides and video on the large-screen TV will accompany the conversations. A Question and Answer period to follow! “Farm Friends: - We will have some furry four-legged friends stopping by! Visit the Barnyard Corral to feed the newborn calf, hold a baby piglet, pet a goat, learn about alpacas, and brush a mini horse. Learn all about the wide variety of livestock on Eden farms and their importance to the local and regional economy.
Stop by to learn why the Town of Eden is a great place to visit, do business, worship, live and raise your family! Sponsors are: Lamb & Webster, Z&M Ag. and Turf, Eden Tractor, Laing-Gro Fertilizers, Eden Valley Growers, Brian Anderson Trucking & Trenching, Upstate Niagara Cooperatice and John Haier Trucking & Milk Hauling
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EDEN EMERGENCY & RESCUE SQUAD “Proudly Serving Eden”
Director of Operations Deputy Director Rescue Captain EMS Captain ILS Captain Lieutenants:
Scott Hultquist Peter Putnam Eric Cooper Darci Hultquist Josh Kunch John Sheffer: Rescue
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TRUSTEES John Sheffer
MEMBERS Chris Beeghley Sarah Beeghley Joseph Bielinski Laurie Brockman Leigh Brockman Bob Bruggeman Jay Brumbaugh Mary Lou Bugenhagen Matt Carlson Joseph Casper Scott Christiansen Sue Christiansen Dave Cole Earl Cooper Eric Cooper Linda Cooper Cailee Dias
Elizabeth Diggins Don Dzubella Derek Filipiak Ken Franz Kathy Funke Dan Hankey Brent Hardy Scott Hultquist Darci Hultquist Renata Ignea Gary Knisely Karl Krueger Josh Kunch Tony Leonard Jessica Matie John McCarthy Ray McGinty
Keri Navel J.R. Osuch Mike Perrott Anne Podolak Nan Putnam Pete Putnam John Reynolds Bill Roach Greg Robertson Chris Schmidt Dave Schreiber Eric Schreiber Kory Sebring John Sheffer Amy Shephard Paul Shephard Bill Sickau
Cindy Smith Connie Tambacas Eric Vail Fred Velott Marilyn Wallin Katelyn Wastl Kathy Wells
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William T Hornaday Awards Given to Local Boy Scouts
receive this award since 1952 in our Council.”
Wyatt Bromley and Alex Hutz of Boy Scout Troop 603 were presented the William T. Hornaday Award on June 17, 2013 for their conservation efforts at the Eden Corn Festival. The award was presented by Boy Scout Council President Michael Meyers, Council Scout Executive Russel Etzenhouser, and Council Conservation Committee Chair Terry Yonker. Scout executive Etzenhouser stated, “ Boy Scouts Bromley and Hutz are among an elite group of Scouts to earn this award in the Greater Niagara Frontier Council. They are only the forth and fifth Scouts to
Wyatt and Alex worked with the troop designing a program to collect recyclable bottles and cans on the suggestion of the Eden Conservation Committee. Wyatt designed the barrels that you see throughout the Corn Festival Grounds and Alex leads the collecting and sorting teams. Troop 603 logs and average of 250 hours of service time at the Corn Festival annually since 2009. The conservation efforts of the Boy Scouts have helped to keep recyclable material from being taken from our community to a land fill. The Hornaday Award is named for Dr. William T.Hornaday, former director of the New York Zoological Park and founder of the National Zoo. Dr. Hornaday was an outspoken champion of natural resource conservation and challenged Americans to work for wildlife conservation and habitat protection. In addition to the work Wyatt and Alex did on the Corn Festival they each had a series of Merit Badges that they completed to be eligible for the award and then had to give a formal presentation about the project to the Council Conservation Committee. Please support the continued efforts of Boy Scout Troop 603 and use the blue and yellow recycling containers at the Corn Festival this year.
Arts & Crafts Show
Dates and Time listed below:
•Date: Thursday, August 1st, 2013 Show Time: 5-11 PM •Date: Friday, August 2nd, 2013 Show Time: 12 Noon -12 PM •Date: Saturday August 3rd, 2013 Show Time: 12 Noon - 12 PM •Date: Sunday August 4th, 2013 Show Time: 12-10 PM •Location: Eden Elementary School, Rt 62, Eden, NY 14057
One of the most popular & finest art and craft shows in the area, now in its 50th year, and in demand ! The Arts & Craft Show at the Eden Corn Festival is set to run for all four days this year - August 1st - August 4th. You won’t miss out with this extended time allotment and will be just in time to purchase those beautiful holiday decorations, unique gift ideas and tasty home baked goodies for your family and friends. The Arts & Craft Show of the Eden Corn Festival features skilled artisans and craftspeople showcasing unique handmade works, including Halloween and Christmas decor, handmade wearable art, garden decorations, unique holiday gifts, handmade pottery, jewelry, children’s toys, and much more.
Putting Others First
The Eden Corn Festival begins with a day to think of others. It is called “Super Day” and has been an important day since 1976 when it was called “Lend a Helping Hand Day.” For the past 37 years, it has been under the guidance of A. Betty Hill. It is a day that kids and adults with special needs can enjoy the food, rides and fun of the festival. It is made possible by local volunteers, organizations, and businesses that give to this wonderful day. Many thanks to all who donate their time, chaperone, cook, and entertain for our super friends.
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Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion Unit 880 American Legion Auciliary Squadron 880 Sons of the American Legion
The first meeting of Newell-Faulkner Post 880 was held on February 10, 1920, at the Kazoo Factory. The Post was organized by Veterans returning home after serving in World War I. The first officers of Newell-Faulkner were Lewis Galloway, Commander; Ivan Hammond, Vice Commander; Allyn Maplesden, Treasurer and Edward Bartlett, Secretary.
The Post was named after Loren Newell, a Marine, who was the first serviceman from Eden to die in action on June 7, 1918, and Herman Faulkner, the second, who died on July 14, 1918.
Walter Watson was elected Treasurer (now called Finance Officer) a post he held for forty years, following which Paul DeBalski held the position for thirty-one years. Membership swelled in 1945 with the return of Veterans who served in World War II. Unit 880, the Auxiliary, was granted its charter in 1946 with Esther Maddocks serving as the first president. Squadron 880, the Sons of the American Legion (SAL), was granted its charter in 2000, with Donald Greuschow serving as the first commander Legion meetings were held at various sites over the years until a parcel of land on North Main Street, now known as Legion Drive, the present location of the Post, was obtained. Work on the clubhouse began in 1955. Thousands of hours of donated labor, materials and equipment went into the project under a Building Committee headed by Norman Soule. At the time of the dedication of the building in May of 1957, there were 141 members of the Post. Presently, the membership of the Post is 368 and the Auxiliary membership is 175 and the SAL is 133.
Loop, Eden Athletic Association and the Eden Recreation Department, including the total cost of lighting for the ballfields. Our donations are estimated to be approximately $60,000 per year, also we paid $44,632 in payroll and New York State Sales Taxes. Sons of the American Legion initiated Rt. US 62 as National Veterans Highway, once completed, to run from Niagara Falls, New York to El Paso, Texas. American Legion Post 880 has had the honor of hosting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall 2012.
Continuing Its Support To The Community FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY FUNCTIONS TO WHICH WE CONTRIBUTED DURING THE YEAR. January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 • Eden Little League Baseball • Eden High School Cheerleaders • Eden High School Baseball • Eden Police Group • Eden Emergency Squad • Eden Corn Festival • Eden/Lakeshore Club Hockey • Venture Club • Meals on Wheels • Variety Club • Eden/North Collins Food Pantry • Food Bank of WNY • WNY Heros Inc. • Special Olympics • National Emergency Fund • Boy’s State (3 youths sent) • Legion Baseball • Eden High School use of hall • Cystic Fibrosis • Veteran’s Day Open House • Buffalo City Mission • V.A. Services • Eden-N. Collins Little Loop Football • Eden High School Play • Eden Music Department • Gliding Stars Ins. • Boys & Girls Club of Eden • Eden Town Concerts • Boyscout Troop 172 • Women’s & Children Hospital
• Eden Republican Party • Eden Fire Departments • Eden Chamber of Commerce • Troop 172 BSA • Patchin Fire Co. • St. John’s Silent Auction • Flag Donations for Main Street • Cradle Beach • Breast Cancer • Hamburg Hawks (Hockey) • Buffalo City Mission • Honor Flight • National Child Safety • Eden Community Foundation • Cancer Society • Camp Pioneer • Oversea Serviceman Boxes • Salvation Army • Colorguard for Burial Services • Cradle Beach • Variety Club • Bell’s Benefit • National Emergency Fund • Mercy Flight
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As well as the clubhouse and hall (which was added in 1963), the Post complex now consists of a softball field, a basketball court, bar-b-que pit, a large building for outdoor functions, a heated swimming pool for which Legion members donated labor and materials and which was later donated to the Town of Eden who continues to operate it. Various other buildings are located on the property erected by other organizations for use during the Corn Festival and other events. One building has been erected for the use of the Firemen and one for use as a snack bar, locker and equipment building by Little Loop Football. The newest building is a storage facility built by the SAL to house supplies for community events. The grounds of Newell-Faulkner Post 880 are home to the Eden Corn Festival; The Post, Auxiliary and SAL have established four scholarships for graduating Eden Central Seniors. Each organization grants a $2,000 scholarship to students who will be attending a four-year college and each awards a $1,000 Scholarship to students who will attend two-year schools. Newell-Faulkner Post 880, its Auxiliary and the SAL donate very generously to many youth activities such as softball, baseball, soccer, hockey, football and to many various community and civic projects. They also pay many expenses incidental to its facilities which are utilized by Little League, Little
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VETERANS NEEDED: Call 992-3304 Are you interested in joining an organization that helps your community? American Legion Post 880 is looking for new members. Veteran and veteran family members can join and enjoy the benefits of the Post. In addition to assisting in your community, Post 880 assists other organizations both financially and allowing the use of our grounds. Organizations such as the fire departments, emergency squad, school organizations, town recreation departments are just a few who benefit from our Post. To keep this tradition going we need new members’ talents and assistance. If interested, just stop in and fill out an application.
Newell-Faulkner Post 880, Inc. The American Legion 2912 Legion Drive, Eden, NY 14057 992-3304
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EDEN CORN FESTIVAL HALL OF FAME 2012 - EDEN JAYCEES
From 1966 until they disbanded in the early 90’s, the Eden Jaycees was one of the most active chapters in N.Y.S. The Eden Corn Festival benefitted during this period with their organizing and assisting in many areas of festival activities. This included parking, the beauty contest, car show, maintenance of the ball field and grounds, and many specialty promotions. 2011 INDUCTEES Patsy Genco Bogue Tony Mineri Sr. & Jr. Peter “Pete” Schwert 2010 INDUCTEES Janice Mainprize Howard Ralyea Richard McCord 2009 INDUCTEES William Edwards Bill Feasley Ray Klein
2006 INDUCTEES Bill Faircloth Pat Puckhaber Eden Athletic Association Eden PTA 2005 INDUCTEES Janice Carter Maxine Bartlett A. Betty Hill Ray Jarmusz Don Greushow Eden-North Collins Penny Saver
2008 INDUCTEES Eden Police Department Eden Reserve Police Robert Reed
2004 INDUCTEES Jack Smith Eden EMS Eden VFW Eden Central School Eden Highway Department
2007 INDUCTEES Gary Eye Ron Maggs Weaving-A-Website Mike Margerum
2003 INDUCTEES Newell-Faulkner Post 880 Eden Vol. Fire Co. #1 Eden Chamber of Commerce Eden United Methodist Church Eden Town Board
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The Eden Corn Festival Celebrate 50 Years
In 1959 the Eden Chamber of Commerce organized a Garden Festival. It was successful but was not repeated. Then Eden’s sesquicentennial took place and many local groups got involved again, but no plans were made to continue any of the events. During the next year it was decided that the Town should sponsor an annual festival. Thus, the Eden Corn Festival was born!
The first of these annual festivals was held in 1964 and was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Many of the events of that first festival continue to be attractions today. Baseball games, the parade, pet show and beauty pageants trace their roots to that first year. And many of the original vendors still participate today - the Chamber’s chicken barbecue, firemen’s corn, and Legion beer concession. There were thirteen stands that first year: Firemen (2), AFS, Campfire Girls, Grange, 4-H, Girl Scouts, 39ers Social Club, Artcraft, Eden Trap and Field, Little League, Legion Auxiliary and an agricultural exhibit. Approximately 6000 ears of corn were eaten (in 1984 this was over 45,000). Woody Woodworth won the first corn eating contest downing 13 ears in 5 minutes, Henry Agle was the first Corn King with his prize dozen ears going for $15, and Anne Heckman was the first queen pageant winner. The Chamber’s chicken dinner cost 99c that year. Festival profit for the first year was $249.91.
For most of its life the Corn Festival has been blessed with good
weather that brings in crowds of people. However, in 1969 a “tornado” sighting canceled the parade; it was actually a water spout that dissipated upon reaching land. And in 2009 a terrible rain storm started during the parade and did considerable damage to the craft show vendors and many of the tents on the grounds. In 1974 the festival was extended from two to four days. In 1976 a program to bring in handicapped youngsters for their own chance to ride the rides and enjoy the grounds began as Helping Hand Day. More than 35 years later this is known as “Super Day for Special Kids.” From its first year, the Corn Festival has been held on the grounds of Newell-Faulkner Post 880 American Legion. During its early years, the Chamber of Commerce organized and ran the festival. As it grew in popularity and size, the new Eden Corn Festival, Inc. was formed in 1980 to run the operation. George Guenther, William Robison, Ray Klein, Donald Williams, Wells Rothaug, Jack Smith, Peter Schwert, Bill Edwards, Howard Ralyea, William Faircloth and Robert Reed have all served as chairmen of this event during its long tradition. Jeff Winter is the current chairperson.
Many local groups count on the revenue generated by their stands at the Corn Festival to fund activities all year. The Chamber of Commerce continues to cook chicken, the Legion operates the beer concession, and the firemen, their friends and families husk the thousands of ears of corn that are consumed each year during the four days of the festival. It seems that corn has put us on the map!
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