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DIANE CORTESE, STEVE Weston and Daisy get ready to participate in the unique River Dogs Parade at Riverfest 2005.

Even the Dogs
Enjoyed Riverfest!

By Susan Monteleone
NARROWSBURG — July 26, 2005 – The streets of Narrowsburg came alive like no other time of the year during Sunday’s 15th Annual Riverfest.
Numerous vendors offered a vast array of homemade and handmade items for thousands of Riverfest patrons to view and purchase on Main Street, as well as a book sale also being featured at the Tusten-Cochecton branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library on Bridge Street.
Riverfest was organized in the spirit of music, art and the environment that coexist in this Delaware River hamlet.
A poster auction featuring six dozen posters designed by area artists and led by Auctioneer Pamela Moore Epstein was the usual success, with all the proceeds from the auction benefiting the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA).
Music was provided by Carl Deitz and the Inner Urge Jazz Band in the morning, and then in the afternoon, the Lineman provide a vast amount of bluegrass tunes for Riverfest visitors.
However, the highlight of the day was the River Dogs on Parade. The event featured dogs of all different sizes in a wide variety of costumes, sponsored by the Hadley River Dog Pet Boutique.
Naomi Hurst of Bloomingburg visited Riverfest for the first time this year and was thrilled.
"I am having such a great time here today. I just wish I had brought my children because I know that they would have loved it here today as much as I have,” she said. “This is truly a great event because it is a small community getting back to its small-town roots and it is just awesome here today.”
Riverfest is sponsored by the DVAA and endorsed by the Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce.

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