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January Candor Chamber of Commerce Meeting

The January Candor Chamber of Commerce meeting will be Thursday, January 14, at 1 p.m. at Firehouse Coffee. Contact Chamber President Rita Kellogg if you have any questions. We will start planning for the upcoming business show in March. All invited. Bring your ideas.

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Candor Chamber Annual Meeting Dec. 3

The Candor Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting at Punk’s Place, 21 McCarty Street, Candor, NY, Thursday, Dec. 3.

Reservations are required by Nov. 30. Please call 659-7312. Dinner is $20 per person and payable at the door. It is a buffet menu with a choice of beef pot roast or marinated chicken breast.

Chamber Director David Astorina will speak on a “Facelift for Candor”.

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Candor Chamber Meeting Thursday, Nov. 12

The Candor Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. at the Candor Fire Department building.

A representative from Spencer Agency will be giving a presentation on insurance for the Chamber board and individual members.

Other topics will be a review of the Candor Fall Festival and the Chamber’s annual dinner.

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2015 Scarecrow Contest Winners

Participation in this year’s Candor Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow contest was impressive. Thanks to all who participated. Thanks to Hope VanScoy for coordinating the contest and to our judges from the Tioga County Tourism Office.

The 2015 winners are:

Business 1st- Trendsetters, 2nd- Edge of Thyme, 3rd- Tioga State Bank.

NonProfit 1st-St. Mark’s, 2nd- Grace Bible Youth Group, 3rd-6th Grade Science.

Family/individual 1st-Katie and Abby Anderson, 2nd-Eleanor Reed, 3rd-Vickie Powell.

Enjoy photos of some of the entries below (thanks to Hope VanScoy for providing the photos):
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Get Ready for the Candor Fall Festival This Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 and 11

This weekend there will be lots to do in Candor as the 2015 Candor Fall Festival gets under way. Check out the link below to see the Candor Fall Festival brochure which lists all the events. Look for the scarecrows throughout the village and town and the many sales. Enjoy!


Please note the Mercy’s Reach Community Church regrets that its Saturday event has been cancelled.

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Enter the Candor Chamber’s Scarecrow Contest!

Here’s a chance to decorate the town and even the possibility of winning cash prizes, Candor Chamber’s 2015 Scarecrow Contest. There are three categories: Family/Individual, Business, Non-profit.

.Put your thinking caps on, google “Scarecrows”, and brainstorm with your family and friends. We all could use an extra $100, $75, or $50.00. You might even spend it local!

Contact Hope VanScoy at with your name and physical address of your entry.


.Check out these entries from past years:

Candor Fall Festival Scarecrows2014Special Olympics Scarecrow2014 Scarecrows
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Candor Chamber of Commerce Meeting September 10

All members and anyone interested in planning for the Fall Festival are invited to the Candor Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday, September 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Allen Memorial Baptist Church on Church Stree in Candor.

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Candor Fall Festival October 9, 10 & 11

There will be lots to do during the annual Candor Fall Festival October 9, 10 and 11.

Mix in scarecrows, quilts, wood carvings, baked goods, book sales, tours, a Kick the Can fundraiser for the Bread of Life Food Pantry, good food, yard sales, a variety of other great experiences and you have the 2015 Candor Fall Festival.

The annual event is sponsored by the Candor Chamber of Commerce and takes place Columbus Day Weekend throughout Candor.

The fourth annual scarecrow contest is already in progress!  The contest is open to all Candor residents and organizations.  For further information contact Hope Van Scoy at or PO Box 25, Candor, NY 13743 or check out the Candor Chamber of Commerce web page at or the Chamber’s Facebook page.

Businesses, organizations and churches throughout Candor will sponsor open houses, bake sales, a community sing, antiques, yard sales, dinners, a bounce house, special sales and more.

The 20th annual quilt show sponsored by the New Quilters on the Block will be at the EMS Building on Main Street and the popular Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers show will be at the Candor Fire Station on Owego Road. Other popular events include the Iron Kettle Farm Spooktacular Display; Goat farm tours at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, goat cheese and products, wine tasting, antiques, crafts, open houses and an atlatl contest at Side Hill Acres Goat Farm on Spencer Road.

Businesses, organizations and churches participating include:   Tioga State Bank, Millpond Antiques, Route 96 Power & Paddle, the Candor American Legion Post, the Candor Chamber of Commerce, the Candor Free Library, Pucky Huddle Delight,  Side Hill Acres Goat Farm, Iron Kettle Farm, Thunderbird Atlatl, Punk’s Place, the Candor Congregational Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Candor Free Library, New Quilters on the Block, Catatonk Valley Woodcarvers, Candor Market, Main Street Spirits, Firehouse Coffee, Allen Memorial Baptist Church, Mystic Mood, Bread of Life Food Pantry, Candor Historical Society, Ozzie’s Brisket BBQ, Mercy’s Reach Community Church, McKendree Methodist Church, Home Central and the Candor Valley Riders Snowmobile Club.

Check out our brochure at the link below and look for events throughout the community including the annual Woodcarvers Show and Quilt Show.


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Chamber Annual Picnic August 20.

Chamber members are invited to the annual picnic to be held at the VanScoy’s at 84 Benton Rd. on August 20th.
 Plans are to start  gathering at 5:30 pm and  to eat at 6:00.  Drinks, meat, and table service are provided.  Bring a hearty dish-to-share.  We are rain or shine folks so don’t let our unpredictable weather prevent you from attending.
It would be helpful to have a guesstimate of numbers so please let our hosts, Richard and Hope VanScoy know if you are able to attend by calling Hope at 607-659-5213 or sending an email to:
Please note this is a change from the original date. Mark your calendars.
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Candor Chamber meets July 9

The July meeting for the Candor Chamber of Commerce will be Thursday, July 9, at 11:30 a.m. at The Edge of Thyme, 6 Main Street, Candor, NY. Following the meeting, there will be an Out & About at Millpond Antiques for all those who can attend. All Chamber members are invited to attend.

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