SUNY Cobleskill to mark 100 years starting Friday


SUNY Cobleskill will mark 100 years of educating students beginning this Friday and running through Sunday with a Centennial Celebration.
The event will include a parade, fireworks, a youth fishing derby, and even a visit from StoryCorps.
StoryCorps is a national history project that records conversations between people with a story to tell.
Each participant takes home a CD of the recording and copies will be archived at the Library of Congress and at SUNY Cobleskill's Van Wagenen Library.
The number of recording sessions is limited; call Beth Oregeron at 255-5842 to make a reservation.
Saturday, SUNY Cobleskill will be part of the FAM Run, which leaves the Fairgrounds at 10am, and there will be campus farm tours from 9am-noon.
There will be a fishing derby from 9am-noon, followed by an alumni baseball game at 12:30pm.
The centennial parade at 6pm will travel from the Fairgrounds to West Main Street to campus, and fireworks on campus at 8pm will cap off the day.
Throughout the weekend there will be an antique engine and tractor show, a children's book fair, and alumni get-togethers.