The Berlin MS/HS Annual Fall Fest kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 28. There will be something for everyone: pumpkins, cider, haunted house, face painting, games, food, local businesses and vendors. At 3:00 PM there will be a dedication ceremony of the Stephentown Athletic Field in honor of Elroy Leon Face, Legendary Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher who was born in Stephentown NY. The dedication ceremony will take place at the former Stephentown School, followed by a reception at the Stephentown Fire Department.
Elroy Face was touted as being the best relief pitcher in history. He was born in Stephentown on February 20, 1928. He was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as an amateur free agent in 1949. He played with the Pittsburg Pirates from 1952-1968. In 1968, he signed with the Detroit Tigers and in 1969 with the Montreal Expos.