Tuesday, August 08, 2006

SPLASHDOWN for St. Joseph's!

... Aboard the Albany Aqua Duck!

WHAT: Committee 150 will host a chartered Aqua Duck tour of Albany

WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wine & Cheese Garden Party at 5:00 p.m.
Aqua Duck Tour at 6:15 p.m.

WHERE: Robinson Square Parking Lot
(Hamilton Street at Swan Street)

COST: Tickets are available for $50, $36 is a tax-de“duck”tible donation. Call 518-462-1900 or email committee150@verizon.net to reserve a ticket. Committee 150 will get back to you to confirm availability and payment details.

Proceeds from the Splashdown for St. Joe’s will benefit Committee 150, a citizens’ campaign to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the former St. Joseph’s Church, and to raise $150,000 to continue stabilization work on the once-endangered building.

The party starts at 5:00 p.m. with wine and appetizers in Marion & Ralph's charming garden in Albany’s Hudson/Park neighborhood, which was featured this year on the Hidden City Garden Tour. Participants will board the Albany Aqua Duck at 6:15 p.m. for a chartered tour of the City of Albany, culminating with a SPLASHDOWN in the Hudson River.

The Aqua Duck will pick up and return the group to Robinson Square (Hamilton at Swan Street) where ample parking is available.

For information about the stabilization project at St. Joseph’s, contact Erin Tobin Bearden at Historic Albany Foundation at http://www.historic-albany.org/ or 518-465-0876 x 12. To learn more about Committee 150, or to sign up to plan and host a party, visit committee150.blogspot.com or leave voice mail at 518-462-1900.


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