As Seamon Park on Sunday, Mum’s the word
The 51st annual Mum Festival will take over Seamon Park in the village on Sunday.
The festival runs from noon to 5 p.m. and will feature the Mum Queen and her court from Saugerties High School presenting flowers courtesy of the Saugerties Society of Little Gardens.
There also will be children’s activities, face painting, wagon rides, refreshments and music performed by The Community Band, the Riverbank Banjo Band and the Paul Luke Band.
Wildlife shows and other entertainment also will be part of the free festival.
Children from Noah’s Ark Nursery School will open the festival with the Pledge of Allegiance, along with the Royals singing
group from the Saugerties Boys and Girls Club.
“The park looks beautiful,”
Village Board member Jeannine Mayer said Thursday. She said the festival will mark the 107th anniversary of the park property being given to the village.
John Seamon and his brother, George, donated
the property to the village in August 1909 for use as a park, Mayer said. The park is on U.S. Route 9W at the northeast corner of the village. The village coordinates the festival with the high school, which holds an
annual Mum Bowl dance and football game.
This year’s Mum Queen is Hannah Spoljaric; her court is Bhavreet Dhandi and Madison Perri.
In the event of rain, the festival will be held Oct. 16.