Richland Community Day has full schedule of activities
Sunday, August 4, 2019 | 12:01 AM
The 26th annual Richland Township Community Day is fast approaching, and organizers have lined up a variety of entertainment for residents and families.
“We’re looking forward to it and gearing up for it,” township manager Dean Bastianini said.
The celebration will be begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Richland Township Community Park with an opening ceremony that will include the Pine-Richland marching band, members of American Legion Post No. 548 and Linnea McKinney singing the national anthem.
Local dancers from Fairgrieve School of Dance and LDI DanceWorks will perform during the afternoon, and a wing eating contest will take place starting at 5:15 p.m. It is open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Performers from Sing Sing Sing! will be on stage at 5:45 p.m. and will also have a kids’ karaoke tent at the barn.
Children’s activities at the barn begin at 3 p.m. and last through 7 and include the Living Treasures petting zoo, Giggles the Clown, face painting, sand art, the tower of bubbles and assorted games. Those activities are all free.
Rides will include a trackless train, EuroBungy, a hay ride and four different inflatables. Wristbands will be sold for $10 and will allow access to unlimited rides throughout the day.
Members of the Depreciation Lands Museum will be on hand for a demonstration, and there will be an ice cream eating contest open to all ages beginning at 6 p.m.
Party band SpinCycle will take the stage at 7 p.m. and perform until the fireworks display by Zambelli that begins when night falls.
There will be a number of food and other vendors, local businesses and nonprofits on hand, and members of the township’s board of supervisors will be present as well.
The new playgrounds and splash pad will be open throughout the event, so it’s a chance for anyone who hasn’t had the chance to check out the popular new fun spot for the kids to see what the hype is about.
“It’s an opportunity for the community to come together, and it showcases the park for the day,” parks and recreation coordinator Melissa Williams said. “I just like seeing everyone come together to celebrate living in Richland Township, and we’re very appreciative of all our sponsors. Without them, Community Day wouldn’t be the success that it is.”