This year Palin will be in attendance for a fundraiser at the Seward House, and a parade. William Seward was the SoS who was instrumental in the purchase of Alaska, and who lived most of his life in Auburn.
Palin will appear in parade
By The Citizen staff report
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 11:35 PM EDT
Founders Day visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday will have plenty of opportunities beyond the fundraiser being held at the Seward House on Saturday afternoon.
The Auburn Founders Day Committee confirmed Wednesday that the former Republican vice presidential nominee will also be taking part in the parade that kicks off the daylong celebration of Auburn history and its connections with the state of Alaska. In addition, Palin will offer brief remarks at a ceremony following the parade outside Auburn's Memorial City Hall on South Street.
The parade itself kicks off at 11 a.m. at East Genesee and Fulton streets, and the procession will move down East Genesee, turn onto South Street and end at city hall. The estimated time for the city hall event is from noon to 12:30 p.m.
The committee said Palin's remarks at that event will be brief. The majority of her public speaking will take place at the Seward House fundraiser, with 2 p.m. the estimated time.
The Seward House said tickets are still available for the garden party fundraiser. Tickets selling for $100 for the event, which starts at 12:30 p.m., can be purchased by calling the museum at 252-1283 or by visiting www.sewardhouse.org. The $250 tickets that included a personal introduction and photograph with Palin are sold out.