Festival in the Park

Something for everyone planned for festival at Mifflintown park

From staff reports

MIFFLINTOWN — Food, music and activities for everyone are planned for the Festival in the Park on Saturday at Myers Park in Mifflintown.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the park, located adjacent to the Juniata County Library. The rain date is Sunday.

The family-friendly festival is an offshoot of the Multicultural Festival that had been held in Mifflintown. Admission is free.

Activities include face painting, a petting zoo, a bounce castle, pony rides, bean bag toss, a dunk tank manned by Vince Giordano and Roxann McGinnis and much more.

Vendors will offer food specialties from several countries, including Honduras, India, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, as well as other festival favorites such as hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, vegetarian wraps, ice cream and more for sale.

Many non-profit organizations will offer activities for children and information for the community.

Geisinger’s women’s health team will provide education on women’s health and midwifery care services, and also do blood pressure screenings.

Penn State Extension and Agway will bring friendly animals for a visit, Casner’s Service Center will display a race car, the MERF dog will make an appearance and the 4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club will visit the festival.

The schedule of activities includes:

11 a.m. –Live music by The Boyz;

Noon — Perry County Council of the Arts unveiling the mosaic created by Juniata High School students;

1 p.m. — Hip hop dance by Margaret McCann School of Dance;

1:30 p.m. — Show your moves by kids;

2 p.m. — Show your moves by Curves;

2:30 p.m. — Live music by Katherine Kauffman;

3 p.m. — Live music by Dale Keller;

3:30 p.m. — Performance by Lady Patriots Twirlers;

4 p.m. –Karaoke by JD Hesketh;

5 p.m. — Live music by Steel Horse;

6 p.m. — Live music by Erica Shellenberger.

Proceeds will benefit community organizations.

More information can be found at www.facebook.com/mifflintownfestivalinthepark or by calling Jorge Flores at (717) 436-2545.

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