Observed for more than two centuries in the Juniata River Valley, Goose Day has become a beloved part of the area’s heritage.
Thanks to the efforts of Community Partnerships, with the help of the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau and the Mifflin County Commissioners, the Goose Day legend will be forever shared with future generations to come in the form of a permanent marker.
Community Partnerships received a grant to install a Legends and Lore Marker highlighting the local hundreds-years old Goose Day tradition. The marker is made possible through a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and will be installed on the grass next to the Mifflin County Library on Wayne Street in Lewistown. An unveiling party will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 28th, at the library. The public is welcome to attend the event.
Grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state, and federal government entities across several states. The Goose Day marker is one of three Legends and Lore Markers awarded in the last funding round across Pennsylvania. Community Partnerships is a regional and statewide Folk Art in PA partner of the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.
For more information, visit https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/legends-lore/.