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Pouring coffee and preserving history in Herkimer County

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - Stomachs were filled and money was raised at the Knights Inn at Little Falls this morning.

The Herkimer County Historical Society held its annual breakfast fundraiser Wednesday morning, with many waking up early to be served their coffee, juice and pancakes from various local celebrities, including public officials, attorneys, and even NEWSChannel 2's Noon Anchor Dave Dellecese/.

"We raise a lot of money," said Susan Perkins of the breakfast. "We have a cookie raffle, we have Bug Country here that's been raffling off t-shirts, tickets to Darien Lake."

Those items were auctioned off by Bug Country radio's own Dave Silvers as an additional way for the organization to raise some money to keep preserving the area's history.

"History is important," Perkins said. "You can learn a lot of new things that have happened in the past. We do new research all the time and learn new things."

Some of the guest servers played things up with costumes or special outfits, including Ben Franklin, a walking corpse, a conehead or even the Seinfield "puffy shirt."

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