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Open House for Sayer’s Dam 50th Anniversary

HOWARD — The Army Corps of Engineers will host an open house for the Foster Joseph Sayers Dam’s 50th Anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Congressman “GT” Thompson, Foster Sayers Jr. and Col. John Litz from the Army Corp of Engineers will be among the speakers to commemorate the 50th anniversary.

The public open house and formal presentation to celebrate 50 years of operation for the Sayers Dam will be at 11 a.m. at the Sayers Memorial site down near the breast of the dam (spill way) area.

The dam’s gatehouse will be open for some rare public viewing and posters featuring historical information and facts on the dam will be on display.

Sayers Dam is operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.

Since its completion in 1969, it has prevented more than $212 million in flood damages for downstream communities.

The dam is named in memory of Private First Class Foster Joseph Sayers, a former Centre County resident who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic service as a US Army machine gunner during World War II.

The presentation will be held rain or shine and the public is invited to attend.

Those attending might want to also visit the Foster Sayers Memorial site and the Veteran’s Walk of Honor nearby.

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