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SCHOHARIE, N.Y. -- Schoharie celebrates its 300th birthday. The community gathered on Friday at the County Courtyard to mark the milestone. Residents in the area said they've persevered through hardship, and that the community's recovery from Tropical Storms Irene and Lee is proof of just how strong the people of Schoharie are.
Congressman Chris Gibson and other local leaders held a ceremony to talk about the importance of their commitment to the area. They said the cooperation they've seen in the area over the last year is something they hope to see continue.
"The founders of the village, of this town, this valley, are looking down today, smiling. Proud of this generation that has carried on the traditions of mental toughness, community, and caring for each other," said Chris Gibson, (R) 20th Congressional District.
The celebration continues through the weekend. There will be a pancake breakfast on Saturday, along with other entertainment. The Schoharie Fire Department's grand parade down Main Street will take place on Sunday.