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SIGN DEDICATION ON DECEMBER 6

Hosted by Upper Delaware Scenic Byway in Narrowsburg

November 24, 2008

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, Inc. (UDSB) and the Sullivan County Division of Public Works’ Department of Parks, Recreation & Beautification announce the completion of the New York State Scenic Byways Model Interpretive Signage Project in Narrowsburg.

 

The public is invited to a Dedication Ceremony and Lunch Reception to be held on Saturday, December 6 at 12:00 noon at the Town of Tusten Community Hall, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg.

 

The dedication program from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. will include brief remarks by speakers and a description of the grant-funded project that Sullivan County administered on behalf of the UDSB non-profit organization.  UDSB City of Port Jervis Representative and Minisink Valley Historical Society Executive Director Peter Osborne will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

 

Lunch, catered by Jill’s Kitchen of Narrowsburg, will follow.  Featured will be hearty beef stew, pasta with roasted vegetables, salad, fresh bread, lemonade, coffee, and baked goods.

 

At 1:30 p.m., there will be an opportunity to visit the three exterior sites where the graphic panels are currently installed: the Upper Delaware Council office at 211 Bridge Street; the Eagle Observation Deck on Main Street; and Fort Delaware Museum of Colonial History at 6615 Route 97.

 

The New York State Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byways Program selected the community of Narrowsburg, as nominated by the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, to serve as a model byway initiative by demonstrating design standards included in the New York State Scenic Byways Sign Manual.  Numerous local collaborators contributed to the project.

 

Through text and photographs, the signs interpret the themes of: Narrowsburg’s History; Main Street; “The Narrowest & Deepest”; Timber Rafting; and Fort Delaware/Cushetunk Settlement.

 

Participants are encouraged to extend their Narrowsburg visit on December 6 by attending a 2:00 p.m. program at the Delaware Arts Center located at 37 Main Street, where Sullivan County Historian John Conway will be doing a reading and signing at the Signature Gifts shop for his newly-published book, “Remembering the Sullivan County Catskills” (The History Press).

 

While there is no cost to attend the dedication and luncheon, advance reservations are requested for planning purposes by noon on Wednesday, December 3.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Laurie Ramie at info@upperdelawarescenicbyway.org or 845-252-3022.