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Christy Mathewson Days Activities Announced

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Posted: 07/30/2012

Christy Mathewson Days RaceLa Plume – Keystone College and the Factoryville community will celebrate the 17th annual Christy Mathewson Days Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11. The festivities are held annually to honor Keystone alumnus, Hall of Fame pitcher, and Factoryville native Christy Mathewson.

This year’s celebration features a variety of new events lasting from early morning through evening at Keystone College and Christy Mathewson Park, Factoryville.

“The Keystone College community and the Factoryville community will come together once again to celebrate Christy Mathewson Days. Keystone looks forward to joining our Factoryville friends and neighbors during this annual celebration as we honor Christy Mathewson as both an outstanding baseball player and an outstanding individual,” said Keystone College President Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr.

Highlights of this year’s activities include: 

Friday, August 10

Noon               Christy Mathewson Collection opens in Gambal Athletic Center Lobby.

8 p.m.              Lecture and book signing by Bob Gaines, author of the book, “The Three Mathewsons,” which chronicles the life and times of Christy Mathewson.

 Saturday, August 11

7 a.m.               Christy Mathewson Collection opens for the day in Gambal Athletic Center Lobby at Keystone College.

7:30 a.m.          Registration for “The Big 6K” run/walk at Keystone College Green.

8 a.m.               “Big 6K Run/Walk” begins at Keystone College Green. 

9 a.m.               Race awards presentation.

9-10 a.m.         Breakfast for race participants.

 

Christy Mathewson Park, Factoryville

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Christy Mathewson Adult Softball Tournament  

Noon – 2 p.m. Musical introduction clinic organized by Devon Clarke for his Eagle Scout project.

Keystone College 

5 p.m.              Christy Mathewson Day Parade starts at Keystone College

 

Christy Mathewson Park, Factoryville

6 p.m.              Parade ends at Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center followed by evening events featuring food, games and children’s activities at Christy Mathewson Park. There will also be a musical showcase featuring local talent.

7:30 p.m.          Original live music by Chris Hludzik.  

 

For more information on Christy Mathewson Days, call the Christy Mathewson Days hotline (570) 945-8169 or visit the Factoryville Facebook page. 

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