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STAFF PHOTOS/ROBERT BAKER A parade begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fire carnival grounds of Rt. 92 and ends at the Pump ‘n Pantry on U.S. Rt. 11.

There will be plenty to do in Nicholson during the three-day celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the Nicholson Bridge.

The opening of the huge concrete span will be celebrated with a program starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, along Main Street sponsored by the Nicholson Heritage Association.

Friday, Sept. 11

6-9 p.m. – Vintage Photograph Exhibit, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Hall, corner of Main and High Streets

6-9 p.m. – The Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club will be displaying its modular layouts in both HO and O scale inside the Farmer Supply, at the corner of Main and State Streets.

7-11 p.m. – Jeffrey James Band, Main Street Main Stage

Evening – Nicholson Bridge will be lit up, courtesy of St. Patrick’s Church, Nicholson.

Saturday, Sept. 12

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – History on Main Street (Historical Booths)

9 a.m.-9 p.m. – The Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club will be displaying its modular layouts in both HO and O scale inside the Farmer Supply, at the corner of Main and State Streets.

10-11 a.m. – Official Program, Main Street Main Stage

11:30 a.m. – Music by Ben Palaskas, Main Street

Noon – Historical Walking Tour of Nicholson with Bob Gritman, Meet at Main and Oak Streets

12:30-1:30 p.m. – The Airport Pickers, Main Street Almont Stage

1-1:30 p.m. – Stage Door Dance Studios of Tunkhannock, Main Street Main Stage

1:30-2:30 p.m. – James Estes and Friends, Main Street Almont Stage

3 p.m. – Parade (see map below)

5:30-7:30 p.m. – Still Hand String Band, Main Street Main Stage

5:30-7:30 p.m. – Static in the Attic, Main Street Almont Stage

8 p.m.-Midnight – Mace In Dickson, Main Street Main Stage

8:45-9:30 p.m. – Fireworks

Evening – Nicholson Bridge will be lit up, courtesy of St. Patrick’s Church, Nicholson.

Events at Nordahl Park on Oak Street all day.

Local businesses open all day.

Sunday, Sept. 13

9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Annual Bridge Day by the Nicholson Women’s Club, Main Street and Nordahl Park, featuring vendors, crafts and entertainment (vendor space closed). Music all day with DJ Mike Hawver, the Nicholson Guitar Studio and various bands and performers. For information, call 570-942-6747 or 570-4191.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. – The Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club will be displaying its modular layouts in both HO and O scale inside Farmer Supply, at the corner of Main and State Streets.

9 a.m. - National anthem and flag salute.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. - GEM Radio, Main St. and Nordahl Park

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Children’s games/crafts, Nordahl Park

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Carriage rides

11 a.m. - Chicken Barbecue until sold out

11:30 a.m. - Railroad songs with Mike Hawver on Main Street

11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Endless Mountains Nature Center raptors at Nordahl Park

1 p.m. - Ben Palaskas album release at Nordahl Park

1-3 p.m. Christiaan Rock Band, Kingdom Come

2 p.m. - Railroad songs with Mike Hawver on Main Street

3:30 p.m. - Raffle Drawing on Main Street

Local Businesses Open All Day

Hot air balloon rides are being provided by Endless Mountains Hot Air Balloons (www.weflyhotair.com) on Saturday, Sept. 12, and Sunday, Sept. 13 (weather permitting). At press time, spots were still available on Saturday. If interested in riding, contact them at 570-945-3008.

One of the features planned for the celebration, a pair of steam-powered excursions originating at the Steamtown National Historic Site, have been cancelled.

The trains, bound for Binghamton, with stops on the viaduct to allow passengers interested in the Nicholson celebration to get off, had to be scrubbed because of hefty insurance demands made by the Canadian Pacific Railway which owns the trackage.

Norfolk Southern, which was one of the sponsors of the trips, was due to assume ownership of the line which includes the bridge, this summer, but is now not expected to do so until Sept. 18.

The two excursions were nearly sold out by the time it became necessary to cancel them. Arrangements are being made to make refunds.

Sponsors for the Nicholson Bridge weekend in Wyoming County include Chief Oil & Gas LLC; Southwestern Energy; Williams Partners L.P.; Pump N Pantry; Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; Lochen and Chase; People’s Security Bank & Trust; Fred and Myrna Lally; Robert Heed Logging Companies Inc; DG Nicholas Co.; The Stover Family; Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP; Commonwealth Health Systems; Nicholson Tire Service; Davis Gregory & Kyle; Cawley, Johnson & Sanders PC; and Charles H. Litwin Funeral Home.