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Pouring Metal on Main

This year Cortland’s proud industrial heritage will be honored at the tenth annual Brockway Truck Show in a new and unique way.  Vaughn Randall, an art professor at SUNY Cortland will make the bond between industry and art evident on Main Street by pouring iron in an iron foundry pour community demonstration.  Vaughn has been working throughout the summer with local students through an apprenticeship program funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant.  On Saturday August 8th  during the Brockway truck show interested community participants will be encouraged to invoke their artistic expression through the lens of art by creating designs for personalized commemorative iron blocks.   All proceeds from the sale of the commemorative iron scratch blocks will be used for making the new component of the event sustainable.   The project is a collaborative effort between the Cortland Downtown Partnership and SUNY Cortland.  Contact Adam Megivern at 753-4270 or for more information.

The tenth annual Brockway Truck Show will begin on August 7th with a pre-show barbeque (reservation required) followed by the Brockway auction at 8 p.m. and a fireworks show at 10 p.m.  In the a.m. on Saturday trucks will line up at the Brockway Museum (old A.B. Brown Building) on Rt 11 to start the parade at 8:30 a.m. to arrive at Main Street for 9 a.m.  In addition to the iron foundry demonstration highlights of the day include a husky dog exhibit on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Diamonds Someday Bluegrass Band performance from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m., and again at 6;30 p.m. reunion luncheon at noon at the Community restaurant, awards presentation at 3 p.m., and a chicken barbeque at 5 p.m. 


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