Celebrating summer and independence

June 29, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro will celebrate the Fourth of July with the 10th annual Summer Jubilee, an all-day event Tuesday, July 4, on Main Street, across from Waynesboro Hospital. It has grown over the years and is now a community-organized event that attracted about 5,000 to 6,000 people last year, says Dr. Joe Stewart, event committee chairman.

Summer Jubilee is not the only thing happening in Waynesboro. WaynesboroFest starts Friday, June 30, and goes through Sunday, July 9. Highlights for both are listed below.

Summer Jubilee is free. There is a fee for some activities. Events include:

· 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Craft show

· 10:30 a.m. - Fourth of July parade

· 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Bo Weevil and Rottin' Cottin' perform country, folk and blues music

· 3 to 5 p.m. - Twin Hill Express performs bluegrass

· 6 to 9:30 p.m. - Shiloh Ridge performs bluegrass.


· 6:45 p.m. - Cherry-pie eating contest

· 8 p.m. - Money Machine - through raffle chances, 10 people will have an opportunity to spend 30 seconds in a booth to grab as much cash as they can. Booth contains $1,000.

· 9:30 p.m. - Fireworks

Back from last year's event are the helicopter rides around town, costing $30 per person. The event also features activities such as a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, children's games, sand art and spin art.

For information, call 717-762-7123 or go to

WaynesboroFest highlights include:

Saturday, July 1

· 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Car show. Downtown Main Street. Rain date is Saturday, July 8.

· Noon - Churches of Waynesboro walking tour. Starts at Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave. Complimentary ticket required for guided tour.

· 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Quilt show. Oller House.

Sunday, July 2

· Noon to 5 p.m. - Waynesboro Day at Pen Mar Park. The Holders will perform. Dance contests, cake walks, etc.

Monday, July 3

· 10 a.m. - Battle of Monterey Battlefield Walk. Guided tour begins at Hawley Memorial Church, Charmain Road.

· 7 p.m. - Wayne Band Concert at Waynesboro Middle School.

· 7:30 p.m. - "15 Days Under the Confederate Flag," a historical play written by the Rev. H. Clayton Moyer about 15 days the Confederate flag flew over Waynesboro. Harbaugh Hall at Trinity United Church of Christ, West North Street. Tickets are $2 to $4. Show also will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

For more information about WaynesboroFest and for more scheduled events, call 717-404-3294.

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