STONEBORO – Stoneboro will be marking the first day of summer with a weekend full of fun for the whole family.
The fourth annual Stoneboro Celebration Days kicks off at Friday at Stoneboro Memorial Park in the borough.
The event continues through Sunday afternoon, offering rides, food, games, parades, fireworks and more.
Admission is free for the event, which got its start in 2016; that’s when the borough celebrated its 150th anniversary with a variety of sesquicentennial activities.
“We work real hard to make sure they don’t have to spend a lot of money,” committee member Sherry Reynolds said of the visiting families.
Stoneboro Celebration Days is funded mainly by the Night at the Races, the Polar Plunge, and the sale of commemorative items like drink coasters that feature the high dive that used to be located at Stoneboro Lake.
Those coasters will be sold at the event, which is held rain or shine.
Reynolds, who grew up in Stoneboro and now lives in the Sandy Lake area, enjoys being part of the community event.
Planning typically starts in September, and the committee welcomes new volunteers for next year, she said.
New this year is the steel drum band from Greenville High School. Returning favorites include the parade, car cruise-in, 50/50 raffle, and the pin-up contest.
“That was very interesting,” Reynolds said of the Stoneboro Bombshells.
Group members dress in period costumes, and they’re hosting a contest on Sunday afternoon.
The Stoneboro Celebration Days schedule includes:
Friday, June 21
• 6 to 10 p.m. – Food vendors.
• 6:30 p.m. – The pet parade goes from Maple Street behind the fire hall to the park.
• 7:15 p.m. – Minute to Win It game.
• Dusk – Movie in the park sponsored by Armstrong TV with free popcorn. Bring a non-perishable food item for Armstrong’s Breaking Bread program and Lakeview Area Helping Hands.
Saturday, June 22
• 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Food vendors, rides and bouncy houses.
• 2 p.m. – The Stoneboro Fireman’s Parade starts at the fairgrounds and then heads to the park and fire hall. It is sponsored by the Stoneboro Volunteer Fire Company.
• 3 to 4 p.m. – Mercer County Dairy Princess with free ice cream.
• 3 to 5 p.m. – Face painting, Dragonfly Balloons, airbrush tattoos, and Little Munchkins Party Express.
• 3 to 5 p.m. – Big Dog RC race car track at the skateboard park.
• 4 to 5 p.m. – Acoustic open mike.
• 4:45 p.m. – 50/50 raffle duck race.
• 5 to 7 p.m. – Music by Mitch Little.
• 7 to 10 p.m. – Music by Juvenile Characteristics.
• 10 p.m. – Fireworks over the lake.
Sunday, June 23
• 10 a.m. – Community church service at the park with Stoneboro Methodist Church, Stoneboro Presbyterian Church, and the Methodist Praise Band. Bring a chair. Offering envelopes will be returned to home churches; loose offerings will go to Helping Hands.
• 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Food vendors.
• Noon to 5 p.m. – Dragonfly Balloons, rides and bouncy houses.
• 1 p.m. – Cornhole tournament. Team entry fee is $20 with a 50/50 prize. Register before noon.
• 1 to 2 p.m. – Pin-up contest with judging at 2:30 p.m. Please wear family-appropriate attire.
• 1 to 3 p.m. – David Lawrence, strolling magician; sponsored by Lakeview Library and StoneboroCelebration.com
• 1 to 3 p.m. – Pan Tropics steel drum band.
• 1 to 4 p.m. – Big Dog RC race car track at the skateboard park.
• 1 to 4 p.m. – Cruise-in with antique and classic cars. There will be on-street parking; the first 50 cars will get dash plaques. Info: Call Doug and Jeannie Greenfield at 724-376-2584.
• 2 to 4 p.m. – Register for duck race.
• 4:30 p.m. – Duck race down Sawmill Run; half of the proceeds will benefit the caboose restoration.
For more information about Stoneboro Celebration Days, visit the Facebook page, or call these committee members: Lisa Black, 724-376-3389; Leah Bauerle, 724-372-3396; Josh Heckman, 724-977-3785; or Butch Everall, 724-866-5581.