Annual McVeytown event slated for May 25

From staff reports

MCVEYTOWN –The streets of McVeytown will come to life on on May 25 for the 33nd annual Country Memories Day.

Festivities will kick off at 6 a.m. with registration at the corner of Queen and Holiday streets, as vendors arrive.

Breakfast will be served near the town square from 6 to 10 a.m.

More than 175 stands, including food, craft booths and demonstrations will be set up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the streets of McVeytown.

The opening ceremony, to start at 9 a.m., will feature Carrol “Sis” Norton as master of ceremonies, flag-raising by Boy Scout Troop 104, the national anthem by Greta Stimely and a prayer by Pastor Kate Gandy.

A George Washington re-enactor will be present from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McVeytown Masonic Lodge, 25 N. Market St., McVeytown, for a visit. Portrayed by Samuel Davis, Washington will speak from 12:30 to 1 p.m. about Freemasonry and the Revolution. Visitors stopping at the lodge may try one of George and Martha Washington’s favorite desserts, Orange Fool.

Other scheduled events are:

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. –Music by Ryan Carter Trio;

1-3 p.m. — Music by Flip-Side;

3 p.m. –Festivities end.

Activities will include:

¯ Tractor and wagon rides;

¯ Displays of antique and classic automobiles, antique tractors, antiques and quilts on Queen Street;

¯ Old-time demonstrations by a jeweler, broom maker, blacksmith and potter;

¯ McVeytown Museum open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;

¯ Street vendors featuring antiques, collectibles, ceramics, crafts, folk art, garden stones and wood crafts;

¯ Music at the square;

¯ Antique and classic car cruise-in (for more information, call Kevin and Andrea McCardle at (717) 248-2946);

¯ Music from the ’50s and ’60s with D.J. Mel Thomas all day on Queen Street.

Country Memories Day wooden replicas and baskets will be on sale at the information booth.

Due to very crowded streets, people are asked to leave pets at home.

Proceeds benefit community projects.

For more information, call or write: Country Memories Day, P.O. Box 184, McVeytown, PA 17051, (717) 899-6966, or visit the Facebook page Country Memories Day.