Community celebration begins this weekend

By on May 22, 2013

The 11th annual Adamstown Community Days celebration is being held Memorial Day weekend. The weekend closes out with a spectacular fireworks event.

The 11th annual Adamstown Community Days celebration kicks off this weekend.

The event will be held May 24-26 at the Adamstown community grove adjacent to the community swimming pool on West Main Street.

The days will be filled with food, live entertainment, carnival rides and games for children and adults. Activities will take place from 5-10 p.m May 24 and from 2-10 p.m. May 25-26.

There is no charge for admission and free parking is available along the street and on the baseball field above the grove.

Food vendors will be serving up all types of food – hamburgers, hot dogs, beef sandwiches, ice cream, strawberry shortcake – many of which are prepared and served by local non-profit organizations.

A reasonably priced dinner will be served each day at the newly renovated pavilion.

The ACD committee will have a pig roast, served with potato salad and baked beans, beginning at 5 p.m. May 24. Immanuel E. C. Church will provide the meal beginning at 2 p.m. May 25 and the Adamstown Rod and Gun Club will be serving their famous trout chowder and chicken barbecue dinners at 2 p.m. May 26.

Bring your chairs to enjoy professional entertainment at no charge. each evening under the big tent. The Uptown Band, with Erich Cawalla and Jenifer Kinder will be featured at 7:30 p.m. May 24. The Poets, an oldies band from Scranton, will be putting on a show at 7:30 p.m. May 25. Contan Kerschner, a young banjo player from Adamstown, will provide entertainment beginning at 6:15 p.m. May 26, followed by local favorite Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods at 7 p.m.

Other entertainment includes Sneakers the Clown and Karaoke with Josh Levingood. The Cocalico Cruisers Car Club will have its classic cars on display May 24 and a community worship service will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 26.

Carnival rides will be operating all three days with a special $15 wristband, valid for unlimited rides available Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

As always, the weekend will come to a close with the 10,000 Rocket Fireworks show by D and M Fireworks, which has always been one of the best displays in the area. The show is set to begin at 10 p.m. The rain date for the fireworks is 9 p.m. May 27.

An entire schedule of events is available online at or cards listing the hours of operation and an event schedule are available at many local merchants and businesses.

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