Festival schedule is packed with activities

May 02, 2006|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. ? The triennial WaynesboroFest will kick off this year with a "Breakfast in Hollywood" event reminiscent of the radio broadcast featuring Tom Brenneman that aired in 1947.

A number of other activities are on tap for the event scheduled June 30 to July 9.

"It started out as an evolvement from the bicentennial, which was in '97," said Wanda Carbaugh, vice president of the organizing committee.

Other throwbacks to the past include a two-day Renaissance Fair at Renfrew Park and "15 Days Under the Confederate Flag," which has been referred to as a "dramalogue."

"It pulls out common people in their everyday life, and actors portray those common people in sort of a monologue about how their life was impacted by the Civil War in the Waynesboro area. We had a sellout crowd last time," Carbaugh said.


The dramalogue will be performed five times and cost $4 for adult admission.

A car, truck and cycle show will shut down Main Street between Potomac and Walnut streets on Saturday, July 1. That day also will be the first half of a demonstration of the process of cutting wheat and threshing using engines like the ones built by the town's Geiser Co. and Frick Co.

The cutting demonstration is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 1, and the threshing one for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 8.

"The first week, the wheat will be cut with horse-drawn wagons. The second week, the wheat will be threshed by steam engines," Carbaugh said.

Children will be given the opportunity to paint the town, albeit with chalk. They will be invited to participate in a sidewalk chalk contest at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 1, with images of animals, sports and historical buildings.

WaynesboroFest expands on the 10th annual Summer Jubilee, which will be July 4 with a 5K run, parade, live bands and fireworks.

A partial schedule of events is available at

The WaynesboroFest committee is seeking volunteers. For more information, contact the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce at 717-762-7123.

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