Maugansville Pride Day

August 30, 2000

Maugansville Pride Day

By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer
Maugansville Pride Day
HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> When: Saturday, Sept. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Where: Maugansville Community Park, off Interstate 81, exit 9, Maugans Avenue, west to Maugansville Road

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Details: Bring lawn chairs and plan to spend the day.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Schedule

9 a.m. - Opening ceremony

9:30 a.m. - Performance by Heavenly Harmony

11 a.m. - K-9 demonstration

12:45 p.m. - Country and Western dance demonstration

2 p.m. - Acoustic Duo & Harmonica - Donnie Shifler, Steve Howell

5 p.m. - $5,000 money raffle giveaway

$10 chances will be available all day


Despite the growth of its nearby Interstate 81 interchange, Maugansville has been able to maintain its village atmosphere, Bob Walton believes.


Walton is chairman of Saturday's Maugansville Pride Day, the 20th annual festival sponsored by the Maugansville Ruritan Club. He also chaired the organization's first event.

A native of Baltimore, Walton moved to the little Cumberland Valley town 30 years ago and is delighted to live in the community of about 350 families.

"I'm tickled pink to be here," he said.

The festival, which begins at 9 a.m., will feature music and entertainment all day, games and entertainment for children, a display of antique cars and farm equipment and more than 50 craft booths.

Food will include Italian sausage, funnel cakes, homemade soups, sandwiches, steamers, cakes, pies, french fries and ice cream.

A highlight - or slow light - of the day will be a slow tractor race. This is the second year of the competition, said Ruritan Zone Gov. Mike Danly. Victory goes not to the fastest, but to the slowest tractor.

Maugansville Historical Society, with Chairman Walton as its president, will be selling My Home Towne wooden replicas of seven Maugansville landmarks. The miniature likeness of the "Welcome to Maugansville" sign is seventh in the series.

Copies of "The History of Maugansville," written in 1949 by eighth-and ninth-graders at Maugansville Junior High School, will be available for purchase. The booklet includes photos of its student authors, 1949 views of the B&L Store, the elevator and post office. There also is a portrait of Jacob Maugans and his wife. Jacob Maugans was the grandson of the village's first settler, Jonathan Maugans, who journeyed in 1827 by wagon train from Wolfesville, Md., to the town that would bear his name.

There will be a money raffle drawing at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available all day for a chance to win a top prize of $5,000. Second prize is $2,000, and third prize is $1,000.

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