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Block Party Kicks Off “It’s A Wonderful Life” Festival


A ribbon-cutting marking the official opening of the “It’s A Wonderful Life” festival and the presentation of the Ruth Dakin Bailey Grand Marshal Award was held last night in Seneca Falls

This year, that award will be presented to the family of the late Menzo Case, President and CEO of Generations Bank and a major community benefactor and promoter. The award is sponsored by Cari and Jeff Loop and the Kindness Trust Foundation in honor of Cari’s mother, Virginia Patton Moss, who portrayed Ruth Dakin Bailey, Harry Bailey’s wife, in the movie.

Last year’s award winner, Ann Sandroni presented the award saying “Menzo Case was known to the Seneca Falls community as the modern-day version of George Bailey. His generosity to the Seneca Falls community and unwavering support was truly inspirational.”



Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Daily News.

Twin brothers , Ron and Don Collins, played a toddler in the movie “It’s A Wonderful Life”.  They were at the Gould Hotel last night and will be part of the festival this weekend.


The Real Bedford Falls

The It’s A Wonderful Life Museum


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