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WaynesboroFest is a week of free family entertainment

June 26, 2003|by ANDREA ROWLAND

andrear@herald-mail.com

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The second WaynesboroFest will feature a week's worth of free activities for the whole family.

The borough's triennial celebration will run from Saturday, June 28, through Sunday, July 6. The event will be held in conjunction with Waynesboro's Jubilee, a Fourth of July celebration that includes a parade and fireworks.

Plans include agricultural demonstrations, craft shows, food vendors, children's activities, cemetery bus tours, industrial museum exhibits, a tour of churches, tennis and soccer tournaments, a choir and handbell concert, model railroad club exhibit, Wayne Band concert, children's night at the movies and splash hop at Northside Pool.

A highlight will be "Waynesboro Under the Confederate Flag," a local drama that tells of the 15 days before the Battle of Gettysburg when Confederate troops held Waynesboro. A raffle drawing for such prizes as a John Bell jug and a Civil War print series by local artist Landis Brent Whitsel will be held.

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Festival-goers can purchase raffle tickets, T-shirts, hats, mugs and other event souvenirs in the community room of the First National Bank of Greencastle at 232 E. Main St. in Waynesboro. This year's official WaynesboroFest logo is the Toll Gate House, headquarters of the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce at 323 E. Main St.

For more information, call the WaynesboroFest office at 1-717-977-9276 or the Chamber of Commerce office at 1-717-762-7123.




Schedule of events


Saturday, June 28, through Sunday, July 6

"Waynesboro Under the Confederate Flag," 7:30 p.m. July 2, 3 and 5 and at 2:30 p.m. July 6 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St.

Saturday, June 28:

  • Tennis tournament at Memorial Park, registration at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9 a.m.

  • Soccer tournament at Summit View Elementary and Waynesboro Middle School soccer fields, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Outdoor craft show at Waynesboro Middle School campus, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Grain harvest demonstration at Renfrew, 9 a.m.

  • Waynesboro Model Railroad Club open house, 3291 Waynecastle Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Guided walking tour of churches, noon to 5 p.m. Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St.


Sunday, June 29:

  • Special exhibits at Industrial Museum, 235 Philadelphia Ave., 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Choir and handbell concert at Waynesboro Senior High School, 7:30 p.m.


Monday, June 30:

  • Wayne Band concert at Renfrew Park, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, July 1:

  • "Rugrats Go Wild" showing during Children's Night at Waynesboro Theatre, 74 W. Main St., 4 p.m. Free for children 12 and younger.

  • Cemetery bus tour departs Kmart parking lot at 5:45 p.m.

  • Waynesboro Model Railroad Club open house, 3291 Waynecastle Road, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Wednesday, July 2:

  • Cemetery bus tour departs Kmart at 5:45 p.m.

  • Splash Hop at Northside Pool, 138 Brown St., for grades seven through 12, 7 to 9:30 p.m.


Friday, July 4:

  • Firecracker 5-kilometer run, starts at Waynesboro Hospital, 8:30 a.m.

  • Parade, starts at Kmart parking lot and moves through downtown Waynesboro, 10:30 a.m.

  • Craft show, karaoke, tug-of-war, live entertainment, food vendors, Money Machine raffle drawing and other events at old East Junior High School fields across from Waynesboro Hospital, noon.

  • Fireworks display across from Waynesboro Hospital, 9:30 p.m.


Saturday, July 5:

  • Threshing of wheat demonstration at Renfrew Park, 9 a.m.

  • Waynesboro Model Railroad Club open house, 3291 Waynecastle Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Car, cycle and truck show at Waynesboro Senior High School, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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