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Minetto To Celebrate 100th Birthday

Early 1930s at River View Park. Probably Old Home Days 1937, sponsored by the Minetto Methodist Church. Note the diving board, cement block is still there. The footing for the diving board is still in place, hidden in the brush at the south end of the park.

At River View Park. Old Home Days 1937, sponsored by the Minetto Methodist Church. Note the diving board, cement block is still there. The footing for the diving board is still in place, hidden in the brush at the south end of the park.

MINETTO, NY – Happy birthday, Minetto!

Magic in Minetto will celebrate the town’s 100th year with a fun, family-friendly festival.

The Aug. 13 celebration will take place at the Minetto Town Hall and River View Park along the Oswego River from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Inside the Minetto Town Hall will be a free ice cream social, special stamp cancellation from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. by Minetto Post Office, featuring “Minetto Celebrating 100 Years.”

Minetto History Buffs will have displays and photos of Minetto in years gone-by.

Magic will be kicked off on Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. with the Oswego County New Horizons Band and Chorus concert at the Minetto United Methodist Church.

Magic in Minetto recognizes its history and association with the Oswego Canal and River by hosting its annual event during New York State’s Canal Splash Weekend.

To promote the recreational use of the canal and river, a canoe and kayak race and pace will be held during the festival.

The race and pace begins at 1 p.m. is 1.5 miles in length and designed to be fun and have both youths and adults enter and enjoy the event.

For the canoe/kayak race and pace, registration and waiver forms can be obtained at Minetto Town Hall and at registration the day of the race.

For more information or questions on Magic in Minetto or the race and pace call 343-4565.

Check out some photos of Minetto’s past: