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Music, food, crafts in store at Main Street's Market Days

October 05, 2007|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Main Street Waynesboro Inc. on Saturday will host the third annual Market Day, which is in a good position to set a record for the number of participating vendors.

Organizers said they are expecting 38 to 40 artisans, merchants, organizations and direct sales companies for the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. event.

"It's tripled," Carole Malin said, comparing participation to the 2006 event.

Food offerings include chicken barbecue from the Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department, hot dogs from the Brothers of the Brush, ice cream from Antietam Dairy and baked goods from the Waynesboro Lioness Club, according to Malin, the administrator for nonprofit Main Street Waynesboro Inc.

"The entertainment will be a real highlight," she said.

The Wayne Band has been scheduled to perform from 11 a.m. to noon on Center Square, with Borough Boogie Pickers, Dimestore Profit and Home Comfort Bluegrass taking hour shifts following them.

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Judges will rate apple pies and 28 scarecrows posted on Main Street lightposts. Market Day activities are planned from South Potomac Street to Broad Street, although plans are to close Main Street beyond those points.

Many activities have been sponsored by Waynesboro area businesses.

"It's been amazing how many businesses are supportive of this," Malin said. "People are using this to market their business even if they're not a Main Street business."

St. Andrew School has planned its annual Oktoberfest to run concurrently.

The festivities don't necessarily end with daylight, though, as Main Street Waynesboro Inc. is encouraging the community to return for luminarias on Center Square from 6 to 9 p.m.

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