Horse and pony show part of Pride Day

Miniature horses, music and magic planned in Maugansville

Miniature horses, music and magic planned in Maugansville

August 31, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

MAUGANSVILLE - The Maugansville Ruritan hopes to raise $6,000 for Boy Scout Troop 64 - the Maugansville-area troop under Boy Scouts of America - during this year's Maugansville Pride Day on Saturday, organizers said.

Proceeds from the daylong festival will benefit a local charity or cause, said Jerry Overdorf, the event's co-chairman. The Maugansville Ruritan sponsors the event.

Roughly 3,000 people attended the 2005 Maugansville Pride Day, now entering its 26th year, said organizer Bob Walton, a Ruritan member. More than 50 craft vendors will be on hand this year, Walton said.

The Maugansville Historical Society will be selling a miniature replica of the Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, the 15th replica in a yearly series. The Ruritan plans to sell tickets for a '40s- and '50s-themed dance at Hagerstown Regional Airport in October. Tickets cost $15 to $25.


Other activities include food vendors, singers and dancers, miniature horses and a magic show.

Event schedule

· 9 to 10:30 a.m. - Opening ceremonies

Boy Scouts' Cub Pack 64 and Scout Troop 64 will present the flag, followed by the singing of the national anthem. John Mowen will give the invocation, followed by a musical selection from Heavenly Harmonies gospel group.

· 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Craft and food vendors on hand

· 10:30 a.m. - Hagerstown Country-Western Dance Association demonstration

· 12:30 p.m. - Magic show, featuring Dean Burkett

· 2 to 4 p.m. - Performance by singer Jeff Taulton, in the pavilion, a miniature horse show in the park, barrel rides for children (free, though donations will be accepted), demonstrations by the Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Department.

If you go ...

WHAT: 26th annual Maugansville Pride Day

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2

WHERE: Ruritan Community Park, Maugansville


MORE: For more information, call Bob Walton at 301-739-6742.

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