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Festivities At Washington Crossing Still Happening Despite Low River Level

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The water level is too low for Revolutionary War reenactors to cross the Delaware River in traditional Durham boats, but the festivities will continue at Washington Crossing Historic Park Sunday.

While the troops won’t cross the river as a practice run for annual Christmas morning crossing this year, colonial-era activities and demonstrations throughout the historic village will take place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. John Godzieba, who portrays George Washington, will still give his commemorative speech at the historic site in Upper Makefield.

The cost to attend the events Sunday are $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under five. Money collected will go toward supporting programs at the park. 

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the park will hold their Centennial Award Ceremony at the visitor center. During this event, the following individuals will be honored for their contributions to the operation and development of the park: Charles and Kate Tweedy, Peter Osborne, William Farkus, Col. Larry Rubini, and Sandra Miller.

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Tom Sofield

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Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: Phone: 215-431-1001