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Allan Fisher

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Septemberfest - Sunday, Sept. 28
« on: September 22, 2008, 08:17:38 PM »
The buzz around town is that this Sunday's event at Alna Center will be well attended.

Hope many of you can make it to enjoy good food, Alna farmers and merchants booths, childrens activities, music, and escorted walks down the mountain and along Carleton Brook by the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association's forester. All activities, including the German food served from 12 to 2 is included in the regular train fare. All attendees will come to Sheepscot Station and be taken to Alna Center and end of track on the regularly scheduled steam trains leaving Sheepscot on the hour from 10am to 4pm.
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Re: Septemberfest - Sunday, Sept. 28
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 07:20:05 PM »
So how was the attendence at Septemberfest?  I was expecting rain and winds, but Sunday afternoon was surprisingly quiet.

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Re: Septemberfest - Sunday, Sept. 28
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 11:04:28 PM »
It sure rained plenty here on Sunday?

6" more this weekend


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Re: Septemberfest - Sunday, Sept. 28
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008, 11:49:27 PM »
Well, the Weather Bureau did an excellent job of scaring people away this weekend. Doom and Gloom, heavy rain and winds - and guess what? It did not happen during daytime hours!

SVCA got so scared by the weather forecast that they moved all the Septemberfest activities off the railroad and over to their headquarters building at Sheepscot Village.

But despite the gloom and doom forecast, and moving everything but the train rides off the railroad, paid attendance on the trains was 106, with Septemberfest SVCA/WW&F volunteers adding another 13 to the festivities.

We credited 87 passengers to Septemberfest, and 32 to WW&F as they came only to ride our train.

It is obvious that with good weather, we would have had at least twice the visitors, so let's hope for better weather next year.

With two weekends this month basically rained out, September's total ridership was the lowest in the last 4 years.
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