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Summer Jubilee to have plenty for everyone

June 21, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Despite sacrificing some of its site to construction at the high school, the 11th annual Summer Jubilee's schedule is again packed with activities. Headquarters is across from Waynesboro Hospital on Pa. 16.

The Fourth of July celebration kicks off at 8 a.m. and continues until dusk, when fireworks will be set off from the Waynesboro Area Middle School property.

"There's a full day of activities," Joseph Stewart of the organizing committee said.

First steps in the 10th annual Firecracker 5K run will be taken at 8:30 a.m. The race usually has about 300 participants and culminates in awards and prizes.

The Main Street parade, sponsored by Brothers of the Brush, is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. A craft show will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Operation Barnabas, a high school troubadour group, will perform from 11 a.m. to noon, then continue to help with children's activities throughout the day. The students perform music, drama, clown acts and puppet shows.

"They travel all over the country to events like ours," Stewart said.

Children also have special activities dedicated to them in the Kid's Zone from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

An Old-Time Radio Show (with "music, comedy and some surprises," Stewart said) will be hosted by John Shindledecker at 5 p.m. The pie-eating contest is scheduled for 6 p.m., and the money machine will be opened with $1,000 up for grabs at 7:30 p.m.

"We have lost space. As a result, we will not be having helicopter rides," Stewart said.

Acts on stage include the Waynesboro Children's Theatre Troupe, The Jackson Brothers & Van Showe, Key Largo Band, and Bo Weevil and Rottin Cottin'.

For a complete list of events, go to www.waynesborofest.org.

"Any time you come up, there will be things going on," Stewart said.

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