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Mountaintop Heritage Days set for June 29

June 10, 2013

CASCADE — The One Mountain Foundation will hold its eighth annual Mountaintop Heritage Days Saturday, June 29, in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and Cascade. 

The multiple events are open to the public and will include the following (unless otherwise noted, events/activities are on the former Fort Ritchie Army post in Cascade, and are available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.):

• Annual parade starting at 9 a.m. from the National Book Network’s parking lot in Blue Ridge Summit and ending on the Fort Ritchie property in Cascade

•  Food, craft and business vendors

• Salute to the Military with the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick Color Guard Team and the Williamsport Community Band at 8 p.m.

• Fireworks by Master Displays Limited at dark

• Children’s games and activities (50 tickets for $20; three to five tickets per activity).

• Boating (kayak, canoe, paddleboat), $5 per person, on Lake Royer on the Fort Ritchie property

• Civil War living-history encampment and historical demonstrations

• World War II living history and historical displays

• Fifth annual Mountain Thunder Car Cruise-in

• Steam engine displays

A number of churches, fire departments and Sons of the American Legion will provide food. 

The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit organizations. There is a parking fee of $5 per vehicle.  Space is still available for craft and business vendors.

Applications are available online at www.onemountainfoundation.org/2013events.

Sponsorship for this year’s events include PenMar Development Corp., Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Specialty Granules Inc., First Command Financial Services Inc., McLaughlin’s Heating Oils and LP Gas, and Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial.  

“The OMF volunteers really enjoy putting on what has become a great summer tradition here on the mountain,” said Nina Rouzer, foundation chairwoman.

“The many participating local nonprofit organizations have collectively made over $51,000 over the past five years.  Hopefully, more can be made by them this year. Fireworks, great food, lots of entertainment and things to do with the family and with good friends, what better way to spend a Saturday? Mark your calendars now. Bring a lawn chair and come on out.”

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