Reamstown Days will arrive Sept. 7

By on August 15, 2012

Reamstown Days will be held on Sept. 7 and 8 in Reamstown Memorial Park. Both admission and parking are free, so come out for two days of family fun and entertainment.

On Sept. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. the local band, The Moonshine (formerly Rusted Nickel), will perform. A classic car cruise, music by a DJ, games, food and other activities will also take place.

Registration for a quoits tournament will begin at 8 a.m. on Sept. 8. The tournament will run until about 3 p.m. Registration will also start at 8 a.m. for a 5K race and kids fun run. At 11 a.m. a historical society open house will be held until 2 p.m. with walking tours of historic Reamstown houses at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania Dutch food, kids barrel train rides and bouncing inflatables will be offered. The talent show will start at 1:30 p.m., a candy drop for the children will begin at 4 p.m., at 5 p.m. a rubber duck race will take place, and a "horse" race will begin at 5:30 p.m. Games and music by a DJ will also be featured.

A Battle of the Bands is a new element being added to this year’s entertainment. Three local bands will be competing for cash and prizes: Vita Mansion, The Pause and Jumping the English Channel. All have samples of their music on YouTube (see links on reamstown.org). The public is invited to check them out and come to the park to cheer on their favorite on Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m. The Battle of the Bands is sponsored by Weinhold, Nickel & Co.

The nationally known band, Rick K and the Allnighters, will perform at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Reamstown Mutual Insurance Company.

Some of the additional sponsors who make Reamstown Days possible include Brian Block, Boose Aluminum Foundry, Good’s Disposal, Oliver Sensenig & Sons, Cocalico Vision Center (Dr. Thomas L. Andersen, OD), Dorma Door, Four Seasons Produce, Art Pannebecker Auction Service, District Justice Nancy Hamill, Reamstown Athletic Association, Union Barrel Works, Steffy Concrete, Kalas Wire & Cable, Gurski & D’Agostino Family Dentistry, Road ID, Trynosky Tile & Home Improvements, Countryside Auto Center, Johnny’s Bar & Steakhouse, Kyma Seafood and The Yoga Place.

The funds raised by Reamstown Days help support the Reamstown Memorial Park. The 5K Race will benefit Acts of Love, which provides nourishing meals to children in need.

Further information on the events will follow. For additional details on any of the activities, visit reamstowndays.org or call Minerva at 627-1716 or Ken at 336-5520.

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