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Genesee County’s Eclipse Initiative Releases Original Children’s Book 'Genny Sees The Eclipse'

Oct 5, 2023

Batavia, NY – The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce officially published an original 28-page soft cover children’s storybook, “Genny Sees The Eclipse” in commemoration of the 2024 total solar eclipse that will dip the county into deep twilight for 3 minutes and 42

The informative and fun story takes place at the fictional Genesee Farm on April 8, 2024, when Genny the Cow and her farm animal friends experience the solar eclipse.

Genny the Cow is amazed by something special happening in the sky. When the Sun disappears and the sky suddenly darkens, the other animals head to the barn for bed. Genny explains that it’s not really nighttime, but a solar eclipse! After sharing safe viewing glasses with her friends, they experience the once-in-a-lifetime event together.

"Genny SEES The Eclipse" cover, written by Colleen Onuffer and illustrations by Andy Reddout

The book was created under art direction of Glenn Clark, Crafting A Brand, written by Colleen Onuffer, Break the Ice Media, and illustrated by Andy Reddout, who also designed the County’s commemorative poster. All proceeds of this limited-edition book will be donated to animal shelters within Genesee County.

Originally created as a feature of our commemorative eclipse poster to celebrate Genesee County’s rich agricultural heritage, Genny became our county’s solar eclipse ambassador, informing and exciting the area’s residents and visitors about the upcoming spectacle. A life-sized cutout of Genny spent the year leading up to the eclipse attending local festivals and events, sharing information and posing for photos with residents. Genny wears her ISO-certified solar viewing glasses to remind everyone of the importance of eye safety when witnessing an eclipse.

The book is dedicated to the residents and agricultural community of Genesee County, NY in commemoration of its position in the path of totality of the Great North American Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. Prior to 2024, the last total solar eclipse over Genesee County was in 1925, and the next will be in the year 2144.

Also Launches Online Store For Solar Eclipse Merchandise

Earlier this year, the Chamber revealed its GeneSEE the Eclipse commemorative poster and cow print ISO Certified-Safe Solar Glasses. The team, including Corporate Communications, has now also launched an online store selling commemorative eclipse merchandise. Residents and visitors alike will now have the opportunity to shop the online store for the commemorative children’s book, youth and adult t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies in a variety of GeneSEE the Eclipse branding designs.

GeneSEE the Eclipse merchandise is available for purchase at and will ship directly to purchaser’s homes.

Published by:

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
8276 Park Road, Batavia NY 14020
Printed in Batavia, NY - October 2023
Copyright@Genesee County Chamber of Commerce
ISBN 979-8-218-27237-1