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Annual arts event raises money for local Lions Club

May 24, 2007|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

HALFWAY - There's an element of risk involved in hosting a fundraiser during Memorial Day weekend, when so many organizations are competing for festival attendees.

The Lions Club of Halfway gladly assumes the risk, said club member Stan Johnson, who is helping organize the club's 28th annual Halfway Park Days.

The event - a fundraiser for the club - is Saturday and Sunday at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park. Johnson said there will be food, roughly 90 craft vendors, live music by cover band Ho-Kiss Po-Kiss and the South Hagerstown High School jazz band, and a magic show.

Johnson said the event has drawn as many as 10,000 visitors. "That's determined mostly by the number of chicken wings we sell," said Johnson, laughing.

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There is no admission fee for the event. Profits come from the money generated from food and vendors who pay for booths, Johnson said.

The event has helped fund the park's pool, some of its pavilions, and the clubs' scholarships, Johnson said.




Schedule of events



Saturday, May 26

· 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. -Crafts and food vendors.

· 1:15 and 2:15 p.m. - South Hagerstown High School's jazz band, The Midnighters, performs at the football field pavilion.

· 2 and 4 p.m. - The Magic of Michael T at the funnel cake pavilion.

Sunday, May 27

· 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. -Crafts and food vendors.

· 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Music by Ho-Kiss Po-Kiss at the football field pavilion.

· 2 and 4 p.m. - The Magic of Michael T at the funnel cake pavilion.




If you go ...



WHAT: Halfway Park Days

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 26, and 11 am. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 27.

WHERE: Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway

COST: Free admission. Food and crafts for sale.

MORE: For more information, call 301-739-3219.

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