Canalfest Kicks Off in Rome

Published 08/01 2014 06:17PM

Updated 08/01 2014 06:18PM

Friday was also set-up day in Rome for another high-light of the summer - Canalfest.

The 12th Annual Canalfest kicked off about an hour ago at Bellamy Park in Rome.  There's lots to look forward to at Canalfest -  amusement rides, fireworks and even a water-ski show. Plus kayaking and cooking competitions.   And it’s all located along the historic Erie Canal. 

"The rotary club has worked very hard over the years, to make this a premier event so people could fashion their vacation schedules around it, and we have people coming from all over the country," says Mayor Joseph Fusco.

The Rome Rotary Club started the fest in 2003.  And the event raises money for some of the charity work the Rotary takes part in.

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