The 34th Annual Minerva Day Celebration is set to happen on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Breakfast at Community Center – The day starts off with a breakfast served at the Minerva Community Center, 1652 State Route 28, Minerva, NY that runs from 8:00-11:00 sponsored by the MCS Class of 2023. Call Kate Smith at 518-251-2000 if you have questions.
Town-wide Garage Sales – This long time staple of Minerva Day will commence early and continue through the day. To participate and be listed on the final map and program for the day, please send or drop off the $5.00 and your 2022 garage sale form to Town of Minerva at PO Box 937, Minerva, NY 12851. The money will go towards prizes for the parade. The deadline for getting in your garage sale request and $5.00 fee is June 10, 2022.
Minerva Quest! – 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Minerva Quest makes it even more fun to explore Minerva on Minerva Day! You will find Minerva Quest cards at various locations throughout town. There are 12 locations listed on the card, and you must visit at least 8 of those locations to qualify for a prize. Make sure you get your card stamped at every location you visit, and be sure to drop your card off in the designated box at AJ’s Lakeside Grill (formerly known as The Stand) at Donnelly Beach by 6:45PM! The drawings for prizes will be held at Donnelly Beach at approximately 7PM. Prizes are donated by all of the participating locations. Happy Minerva Day! Email Nellie Halloran at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Pant Pedal Paddle – 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. race starts/finishes at the Olmstedville Dam. Participants aged 14 or older. Small entry fees are charged to encourage serious participation ($10 for ages 14-17 and $20 for 18+). 2022 Pant Pedal Paddle entry form Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and any remaining funds collected will be donated to the Minerva Service Organization. Email Bridget O’Brien at email@example.com or Nicole Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Courtney Park, 1393 County Route 29, Olmstedville, NY -10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. – Organizations/Artisans/Vendors Fair. Call Kate Smith at 518-251-2000 if you have questions.
Fishing Derby at Minerva Lake at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This kid’s derby is complete with swell prizes and cooperative fish is definitely on tap. Call Mike Corey at 251-5060 if you have questions.
Art Show at Minerva Community Center, 1652 State Route 28, Minerva, NY-10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 2022 Minerva Day Community Art show form. Call Mary Irene Lee 518-251-0182 if you have questions.
Photography Display & Contest at Minerva Community Center, 1652 State Route 28, Minerva, NY-10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 2022 Minerva Day Photography Contest form. Call Mary Irene Lee 518-251-0182 if you have questions.
Minerva Historical Society Museum, 1386 Co Rd 29, Olmstedville, NY, opening at 2:00 p.m. – Favorite Pairs is the theme for this year. Call Cindy Perkins at 518-494-7193 if you have questions. Presentation of the Citizen of the year Award at 2:00 p.m. Minerva Day 2022 Citizen of the Year Nomination form. Call Heidi Kelly at 518-251-3343 if you have questions.
Hometown Parade at 5:00 pm starts at Sporty’s & ends at Donnelly Beach — This is a terrific parade but more floats are needed. 2022 Minerva Day Parade Entry form. Call Heidi Kelly at 518-251-3343 if you have questions.
Donnelly Beach at Minerva Lake- 6:00 p.m. The Gregson Brothers Band.
Fantastic Fireworks from The Point at dusk!