Glass Barge, schooner ready for busy weekend in Medina
Dunk tank added to support dog park
MEDINA – The main attractions arrived in Medina on Thursday ahead of a busy weekend in the Canal Basin.
The Lois McClure, a replica of a canal schooner from 1862, is back for a weekend of tours. The boat is joined by Corning Museum of Glass barge, which will offer glass-making demonstrations over the weekend.
Medina’s Tourism Committee has events planned while the glass barge and Lois McClure are in town. The ships will be welcomed in opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
New this year will be a wine tasting booth from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day by Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.
A food truck is expected on site from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, and Pedal and Paddle boats will be available in the canal basin.
More children’s activities are planned this year, including a bounce house, dunk tank and face painting.
Two bands will entertain, Acoustically Sound from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Pocket Change from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies also will perform on Saturday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Another highlight will be food demonstrations and dancing from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday by Mariachi de Oro Mexican Restaurant.
There will also be a dunk tank on Saturday and Sunday to raise money for a dog park in the village.
Participants in the dunk tank Saturday include:.
• 3 to 4 p.m. – Medina Mayor Mike Sidari
• 4 – 5 p.m. – Village Trustee Owen Toale
• 5 – 6 p.m. – Orleans Hub Editor Tom Rivers
• 3 – 4 p.m. – Eric Rintouck, captain of the Lois McClure
• 4 – 5 p.m. – Medina Fire Chief Tom Lupo
• 5 – 6 p.m. – Steve Gibbs, senior manager of Hot Glass Programs and Business Technology Development at the Corning Museum of Glass