Community Days coming soon to Adamstown

By on May 16, 2012

Volunteers have been busy making preparations for the annual Adamstown Community Days festival, set for Memorial Day weekend, May 25 through 27. Shown are (front, left to right) Jack Lammey and Joe Dietrich, festival chair; (back, l-r) Ahawn McCafferty, Adamstown Duck and Becky and Conner McCafferty. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

Adamstown Community Days (ACD) will be held over Memorial Day weekend from May 25 to 27 in Adamstown’s Community Park.

There will be carnival rides, games and lots of food. There is no charge for parking or admission. Entertainment on all three days will be free. The festival will conclude with fireworks on Sunday at 10 p.m.

Throughout the family-friendly, three-day event, there will be all types of food available, much of it served by local non-profit groups. The Adamstown Area Woman’s Club will be serving strawberry shortcake and strawberry sundaes made with Boehringer’s ice cream. Adamstown Boy Scouts will grill hamburgers and hot dogs. The Cocalico Girls Softball Association will again be serving roast beef sandwiches.

There will be a lot of games for children and adults. The Adamstown YMCA will again be setting up a dunk tank and giving participants a chance to dunk their favorite local celebrities.

ACD chairman Joe Dietrich and his committee also have come up with a new game this year that will, according to Dietrich, "have everyone rolling in the aisles."

The weekend will begin at 5 p.m. Friday with a Cruise Night, a classic car show by the Cocalico Cruisers Car Club. Carnival rides will also start at that time, and the Adamstown Community Days Committee will begin serving dinner from the pavilion. The dinner will consist of pulled pork, baked beans, potato and a drink, all for $8 per dinner.

At 7:30 p.m. the Uptown Band with Erich Cawalla and Jenifer Kinder will entertain in the big tent at the band shell. Guests should bring chairs for the show.

On May 26 the day will begin with a spaghetti dinner prepared by Immanuel Evangelical Congregational Church of Adamstown. From 2 to 5 p.m. wrist bands for unlimited carnival rides will be sold for $15.

At 3 p.m. Sneakers the Clown will entertain at the stage area as well as circulate through the crowd. Josh Levingood will entertain at the stage area as all are invited to take part in a fun karaoke session.

In the evening, The Poets, a show band from Scranton, will have the audience laughing at their costumes and audience laughing at their costumes and antics and enjoying their wonderful vocal and musical talents.

May 27 will begin with a community worship service under the tent. The festival opens at 2 p.m. when the Adamstown Rod and gun club begins serving their chicken barbecue dinners and famous trout chowder. Unlimited ride wristbands will be available from 2 until 5 p.m.

Sunday’s entertainment will begin at the stage with a local country band consisting of four teenage brothers. Headstrong was the first prize winner of Nashville’s Texaco Country Showdown song-writing competition.

Local rock and roll favorite Flamin’ Dick and the Hot Rods will be back under the big tent with a show that will have the audience singing along and dancing in the aisles.

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