Members of the Alfred State College faculty and staff, their children and grandchildren pulled out all the stops during this year's Great Wellsville Balloon Rally parade. As part of the College's centennial celebration, a patriotic red-white-and-blue-themed float carried members of the ASC Centennial Committee and others as they distributed in excess of 70 pounds of candy as well as other give-a-ways, including ASC tee shirts.
The parade was the first in a series of events planned to celebrate the college's 100th anniversary. Additional plans include participation in the Wellsville Sesquicentennial parade on Saturday, Aug. 11; a month-long display at Steuben Trust Co., Hornell, during August, with a reception to be held Sunday, Aug. 12, from 2-4 p.m.; a "Taste of Wellsville" event on the ASC Applied Technology Campus on Saturday, Oct. 6; and another month-long window display at the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce during November. Additionally, a history book is in the works.
For additional information, visit the ASC Web site where a centennial section will be available in August. Pictured here, ASC staffers make last-minute preparations before the start of the parade.