Summer Jubilee set for July 4 in Waynesboro, Pa.

June 14, 2011

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The Waynesboro Summer Jubilee Committee is preparing for its 15th annual patriotic celebration Monday, July 4, on the grounds across from Waynesboro Hospital.

This year’s festivities will be highlighted by entertainment from Richie Fields, an up-and-coming country-music singer who has opened for several major country music acts and is working with producer J. Gary Smith. Smith previously worked with Andy Griggs and Lonestar.

Fields will take the stage at 7 and 8:15 p.m. for free concerts.

Other entertainment will feature music from local band Possum Holler.

The Firecracker 5K Run also will take place in conjunction with the jubilee. The 5K run will begin at 8:30 a.m., and a children’s one-mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m.

Registration forms are available at the Waynesboro Area YMCA, Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce and on the Summer Jubilee website at

The Fourth of July Parade, sponsored by the Brothers of the Brush, will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue along Main Street.

There will be a wide selection of activities for children and adults available throughout the day. Children’s activities will include a petting zoo, a reptile exhibit, inflatable bounces, face painting, and arts and crafts.

The annual pie-eating contest and money machine challenge also are scheduled.

Most activities are free or of minimal cost to participants.

A variety of food and craft vendors will line the grounds during the jubilee.

The craft show will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature a large selection of items available for purchase.

The annual fireworks display will take place at dusk and will feature a special tribute to the nation’s military troops.

The Summer Jubilee committee is seeking volunteers to help with various duties during the event. Those interested in volunteering may call Anna Root at 717-765-2619 or send an email to

For more information, including the entertainment schedule and a list of event sponsors, go to

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