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Market Day creating a buzz in downtown Waynesboro

More than 70 vendors taking part in Saturday event

More than 70 vendors taking part in Saturday event

September 30, 2008|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Almost a mile of Pa. 16 will be closed Saturday for the fourth annual Market Day featuring craft vendors, food, games, prizes and discounts at stores.

Three additional vendors signed up for the event Monday, bringing the grand total to more than 70 stands.

Main Street Waynesboro Inc. Manager Bruce Dreisbach said the sidewalks will be jam-packed. The street will have three stages for performers and a firetruck on Center Square.

"It's going to be very full, lots of variety," Dreisbach said.

The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event will be held in conjunction with St. Andrew School's Oktoberfest Family Fun Day.

Music will be provided by Dave Snader, Austin Bauserman, Cocoa Blues Band, Boro Boogie Pickers, Dimestore Profit and The Wayne Band. Other scheduled performances include The Lindy Hoppers and John Shindledecker's radio show known as "Breakfast in Waynesboro."

Shindledecker plans to broadcast the "Breakfast in Waynesboro" comedy show from Center Square starting at 10 a.m. on WJEJ 1240AM.

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"The show is of course to promote Market Day. ... It's a family audience and a family show," said Shindledecker, who plans to give away watches, a gas card, and store and restaurant gift certificates.

New this year will be the chili cook-off with several categories of prizes including most popular and boldest. Scarecrows will be affixed to lamp posts on Friday evening for Saturday's judging of that contest.

Children can paint a pumpkin, play games or have their faces painted.

"This is an exciting civic event," Dreisbach said. "We've ordered perfect fall weather."

The goal of Market Day is to get people to visit the entire downtown, he said.

For more information about Market Day, visit www.wbopa.com or call 717-762-0397.

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