Sidney to Hold Annual Sports Hall of Fame Celebration
13th Annual Sidney Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner & Ceremony is coming up this weekend.,
The dinner will be held Sept. 26 at the Elks Lodge on River Street in Sidney. Tickets are $25 can be purchased at VEP or by calling Wendy Weidman at 607-287-2114, or Greg Davie at 607-643-2913 through Friday at 5 pm.
This year's Hall of Fame class is made up of Steve Fessenden (class of 1976), Tony Ferrara (1988), Liz Wagner (1993) and Rick Cole (1968). The ninth Legacy Team is the 2005 football team, which won the Class C state title.
Liz Wagner was a head coach at Oneonta State softball. Steve Fessenden was a policeman with the Walton Police Department and then a New York State Trooper based out of Oneotna.
The Induction class will be announced at halftime of Sidney's Section Four Football Conference home game against Whitney Point on Sept. 25. A video of the 2005 football season will be shown on the video scoreboard at halftime.
After the game, Sidney graduates and their guests are invited to a get-together at the V.F.W., where food and drinks will be available.
The Sept. 26 schedule begins with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by seating at 6 p.m. and a turkey and roast beef buffet at 6:15.
A memorabilia auction will be held between the dinner and the induction ceremony. An autographed football by Oneonta High graduate Mark May, a week in a Myrtle Beach, S.C., condo, and a large item of Sidney wrestling history will be featured.