Army Corps to host open house for F.J. Sayers Dam’s 50th anniversary

Published Sept. 16, 2019

Congressman Glenn Thompson, Foster Sayers Jr. and Col. John Litz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District commander, among speakers at the F.J. Sayers 50th anniversary event and open house.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the family of Foster Joseph Sayers, and state and local representatives


A public open house and formal presentation to celebrate 50 years of operation for the F.J. Sayers Dam. The dam’s gatehouse will be open for a rare public viewing, and posters featuring historical information and facts on the dam will be on display.


Foster Joseph Sayers Dam

493 Ridge Crest Dr.

Howard, PA 16841


Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.*

*Presentation to occur at 11 a.m. near the Sayers Memorial

*Rain or shine


F.J. Sayers Dam is operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. Since its completion in 1969, it has prevented more than $212 million in flood damages for downstream communities. The dam is named in memory of Private First Class Foster Joseph Sayers, a former resident of Centre County, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic service as a U.S. Army machine gunner in WWII. For more info:


Sarah Lazo

Release no. 19-020