CASCADE, Md. - Promoters of Waynesboro Day at Pen Mar Park said they wanted an old-fashioned day of family activities, and a few of the several thousand attendees responded by donning various styles of early-1900s dress for the afternoon's dance contests.
Those contests and other dance demonstrations found people crowded shoulder to shoulder, clamoring for a peek of the dancers moving to the music of The Holders under the pavilion.
The forested park also served as the venue for picnics, a cake walk, children's activities and guest speakers at the first event.
"The park wants us to do it again next year," said John Shindledecker, an event organizer.
Waynesboro Day at Pen Mar Park, sponsored by Maxwell & Meyers LLP, tied into WaynesboroFest 2006, a 10-day celebration of the community's heritage. WaynesboroFest, a triennial event, runs through July 9.