First Duryea Heritage Day Festival a hit for young and old alike


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Ariana Cabelly, 8, left, Emma Jeffries, 4, center, and Stephanie Cashmere, 6, watch the ceremony at the bandshell with freshly painted faces at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea.


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Andrew Black, 11, of Duryea Cub Scout Pack 375, helps Chris Nate, 6, with his bottle rocket at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea.


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Santino Salvo, 5, gets his face painted by volunteer, Jillian Matyjevich at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea.


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Jayda Gallagher, 7, and her grandfather William Kroptavich, Duryea, look over old photos of Duryea from decades ago at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea.


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There was even a hayride at the Duryea Heritage Day.


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Dr. Richard Fitzsimmons studies over old photos at Duryea Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.


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    DURYEA — The Duryea Betterment Committee hosted its first Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Germania Hose Company grounds. Heritage Day celebrated the origins of the town and its ethnic roots in a free, family-friendly event open to all.

    Food and refreshments were offered from various vendors, along with music, entertainment, small games of chance, and a special presentation by the founders of the Duryea History webpage.

    For more information contact the Betterment Committee by calling 570-457-3486.

    Ariana Cabelly, 8, left, Emma Jeffries, 4, center, and Stephanie Cashmere, 6, watch the ceremony at the bandshell with freshly painted faces at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duryea-Heritage-Day-1.jpgAriana Cabelly, 8, left, Emma Jeffries, 4, center, and Stephanie Cashmere, 6, watch the ceremony at the bandshell with freshly painted faces at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    Andrew Black, 11, of Duryea Cub Scout Pack 375, helps Chris Nate, 6, with his bottle rocket at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duryea-Heritage-Day-2.jpgAndrew Black, 11, of Duryea Cub Scout Pack 375, helps Chris Nate, 6, with his bottle rocket at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    Santino Salvo, 5, gets his face painted by volunteer, Jillian Matyjevich at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duryea-Heritage-Day-3.jpgSantino Salvo, 5, gets his face painted by volunteer, Jillian Matyjevich at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    Jayda Gallagher, 7, and her grandfather William Kroptavich, Duryea, look over old photos of Duryea from decades ago at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duryea-Heritage-Day-4.jpgJayda Gallagher, 7, and her grandfather William Kroptavich, Duryea, look over old photos of Duryea from decades ago at the Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Duryea. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    There was even a hayride at the Duryea Heritage Day.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duryea-Heritage-Day-5.jpgThere was even a hayride at the Duryea Heritage Day. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

    Dr. Richard Fitzsimmons studies over old photos at Duryea Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Duryea-Heritage-Day-6.jpgDr. Richard Fitzsimmons studies over old photos at Duryea Heritage Day Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

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    Reach the Sunday Dispatch newsroom at 570-655-1418 or email [email protected]

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