The weekend of July 28-30, 2017 will see the celebration of the Centennial (1917-2017) of the restored Poke-O-Moonshine fire tower and the 20th Anniversary (1997-2017) of The Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine, which has worked to restore the fire tower and trails on the mountain, and to educate the hiking public about the human and natural history of the mountain and the Adirondack region.
Join us as we celebrate this centennial with these events:
Friday July 28
7:30 PM Silent Poke-O Art Auction and Slide Show: Fire Tower History and Current Work at Poke-O-Moonshine, Adirondack Architectural Heritage, 1745 Main St., Keeseville.
Sunday July 30
Late morning: Hike to Poke-O-Moonshine summit and fire tower; meet at the summit at 1pm to tour the tower, BYO lunch, and enjoy singing by the Essex-based singers, The Wannabees.
3:00 – 4:00 PM: Gathering at the Campground at the base of Poke-O-Moonshine for cake and speeches by some who have been closely involved in the history and restoration of the fire tower at Poke-O and fire towers on other mountains.
4:30 – 7:30 PM: Party at Ausable Brewing Company, 765 Mace Chasm Road, Keeseville, with food by Mace Chasm Farm, music by local bands: Ploughman’s Lunch, Alice’s Fault and The Wannabees.
All Aficionados of Poke-O are invited!
After April 1, visit pokeomoonshine.org/events to RSVP for the various Centennial events, as it will be helpful to have estimates of attendance. We look forward to seeing you!