Fort La Présentation Association dinner to be held Oct. 20 in Ogdensburg, school district and local brothers to be honored
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 5:15 pm

OGDENSBURG -- The Fort La Présentation Association will honor the Ogdensburg City School District and the Cooke brothers with the Persis Yates Boyesen Award at the association’s annual dinner Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Gran-View, 6765 State Highway 37.

“We are presenting the award to the Ogdensburg City School District for contributing to the historically accurate reconstruction and ongoing presence of Fort de La Présentation,” said Barbara O’Keefe, president of the Fort Association.

“The Cooke brothers have volunteered at almost every Founder’s Day Weekend, managing the parking and helping with the event’s setup and take down,” O’Keefe said.

The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The annual dinner is one of the fort association’s major fund-raising events of the year. Individuals, associations and businesses are encouraged to make donations to the silent auction.

Tickets for the dinner are $35 each, and are available from the Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce, any Fort Association Board Member, or by calling 394-1749.