Town takes Pride in summer festival

July 04, 2007

SMITHSBURG - If it's summertime, Smithsburg Pride Days can't be far behind.

This year's event will be July 21 and 22.

According to co-chair Joann Celestial, the events get under way Saturday, July 21, at 8 a.m. with a 5K and fun run at the carnival grounds behind the Smithsburg Fire Hall. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

An all-you-can-eat breakfast also will begin at 7 a.m. at the fire hall, and will continue until 10 a.m.

Cal Ripken league baseball on the baseball fields will begin at 9 a.m. and continue all day.

The grand feature parade will form at the tennis court on Bradbury Avenue at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed from there to Fil Tec.

Tennis tournaments will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For the children, a moon bounce will be at the town library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Games are planned from noon to 4 p.m. at Smithsburg Veterans Park.


Craft and food vendors will be set up in the park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open houses will be from noon to 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran and St. Anne's Episcopal churches and at Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services on Maple Avenue.

The Smithsburg Historical Society museum on East Water Street will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

At the library, Terry Hayes will put on a puppet show at 12:30 p.m. Sally Lay, Smithsburg harpist, will perform from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Story time at the library will be at 2:30 p.m.

A street dance is planned for 5 p.m. at the park, and fireworks will start there at 9 p.m.

On Sunday, July 22, the day will begin with an 8 a.m. community worship service sponsored by the Smithsburg Area Church Association at St. Anne's Episcopal Church.

Cal Ripken baseball will begin again at 9 a.m.; children's activities will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. in the park; and craft and food vendors will be at the park from noon to 5 p.m.

Other Sunday activities include massages from 1 to 4 p.m. in the park; a magic show by Dean Burkett, 1 to 4 p.m.; and an open house at the EMT station, also from 1 to 4 p.m.

St. Anne's Episcopal, St. Paul's United Methodist and Trinity Lutheran churches will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The historical society will be open Sunday from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Children's story times will be at 2 and 3 p.m. at the library.

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