Rothsville Community Day is Sept. 17

By on August 31, 2016

The annual 5K Rabbit Run will kick off the 15th Rothsville Community Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 17. All events will be held at Forney Field, on Church Street, Rothsville.

The 5K fun run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m., and is sponsored by Wellspan Family & Pediatric Medicine, Rothsville. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the $10 registration fee will benefit a local charity.

Free events of the day will include kids games and activities, music, and food. A perennial favorite, the helicopter candy drop takes place at 10:45 a.m. A barrel train and bounce house will also be on hand.

New this year will be an interactive safety presentation by Penn State University Extension safety nurse educator, Kay L. Moyer at 12:15.

Get ready to laugh with Ryan & Friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Full time ventriloquist and comedian Ryan Bomgardner performs over 150 shows throughout the United States and Canada each year. A comedy columnist and regional cable TV host, his show is not to be missed.

Kids of all ages can take part in an egg toss, wheel barrow race, three legged race, and pie eating contest. Door prizes from local businesses will be given away throughout the day.

In conjunction with Rothsville Community Day, nearby Millport Conservancy, located at 737 E. Millport Road, will have their nature trails open to the public from dawn until dusk.

The event is sponsored by Rothsville area churches: Jerusalem Lutheran, Millport Mennonite, Salem United Methodist, and St. Paul’s Evangelical Congregational; in conjunction with the Northern Regional Police, the Rothsville Fire Company and the Rothsville Ambulance Association.

For more information, contact Terry Marxen at 733-3787.

Ryan & Friends will entertain at Rothsville Day, Sept. 17. The event also includes a helicopter candy drop, a crowd favorite.

Ryan & Friends will entertain at Rothsville Day, Sept. 17. The event also includes a helicopter candy drop, a crowd favorite.

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