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Hang Around Victor 2011

Hang Around Victor 2011

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Published by: Messenger Post Media on Sep 06, 2011
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“Hang Around” Victor Da
sAtUrDAY, sEPtEMBEr 10, 2011 | 9AM  5PM
Vc Vllae sdewalk & Pakn L
Celebrating 35 Years!
 This year marks the 35th anniversaryo Hang Around Victor Day. Since1976, the event has showcased serviceorganizations, schools, churches, mer-chants and everything special aboutVictor, New York. Besides showcasing thetown’s amenities, at the heart o VictorDay is a sense o community.“For me the estival is about seeing oldriends and creating goodwill in thecommunity,” says Susan Stehling, ormerVictor Chamber President and long-timeorganizer o Hang Around Victor Day.“That this event has gone on or so manyyears is a good commentary on the Victorcommunity.” The estival got its start as part o thetown’s Centennial Celebration in 1976.Ater a successul event, the VictorChamber o Commerce decided to takeover and turn the town celebration intoan annual estival to support awarenesso the local merchants and services. Thisyear, 100% o the Main Street merchantsare involved in Hang Around Victor Day.Hang Around Victor Day rst took placeon Main Street and the old Town Hallparking lot. As the town o Victor grew,so did the estival. Mead Square Park soon became another estival area. Theestival now stretches along Main Streetrom Maple Avenue to Church Street withareas behind Village Hall, Mead SquarePark and the parking lot surroundingthe park. Last year, the estival added aspecial area just or kids in the Village Hallparking lot section o the estival.
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Hang Around Victor Day has evolvedover the last 35 years and includedmany interesting and diverse activities. The 2000 event included a “MillenialCelebration Street Dance” and reworks.In 2007, the Town Hall time capsule wasopened exposing artiacts buried in1900 and 1936. The Battle o the Bandsheld in 2009 included a text messagevoting system that received 3,000 votes.Other eatured activities have includeda Farmer’s Market, parades downMaple Avenue, Victor souvenirs and anOktoberest.
Abu he Even H
 The Victor Chamber o Commerce is amembership-driven business organiza-tion that promotes connections be-tween businesses, provides resourcesor businesses to grow and addressesmerchant concerns by advocating positivechange. Their close working relationshipwith the town and village allows them towork together toward goals in economicdevelopment and promotion o Victor asa historical tourism destination.
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• Monthly after-hours networking events• Monthly educational seminars. Recent
topics: energy-saving, customer serviceand on-the-job training programs.
• The Chamber connects businesses to
Ontario County Programs such as FingerLakes Workorce, which provides humanresources advice.
• The Chamber recently made
introductions between the Ganondaganbuilding committee and NYS Assembly-man Sean T. Hanna, which will help themmove orward with a building project.
35 Years of Community Celebration

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