Scottdale Fall Festival plans shaping up
Plans for the 2013 Scottdale Fall Festival, scheduled for Sept. 20 to 22, are falling into place.
This year, there will be one major change to the event — the Gazebo Parklet where the festival takes place has been renovated.
“Because of the renovations on the park, the theme for the 2013 festival is ‘Scottdale the Community,' ” said Thomas Szczygiel, program chairman. “The official program will highlight some of the many organizations that help improve the community.”
Rick Thomas, festival moderator and entertainment chairman, said they are very happy with the new design of the parklet.
“We think the renovations of the Gazebo Parklet will add a lot as far as additional viewing areas of the festival,” he said. “We're very excited with what the new layout will bring to the festival.”
Some of the service organizations that will be honored as part of the weekend and the Saturday parade include Kiwanis, Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and Historical Society.
“The individuals who make up these organizations are the ones who are always helping the community without asking for anything in return,” Thomas said. “They are the epitome of volunteerism.”
Friday's events include opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. and the ninth annual Dog Show at 6:20 p.m.
Saturday's events start with a parade at noon and continue with the 10K/5K race and 5K competitive walk at 2:30 p.m.
The third annual chalk contest will begin at 5 p.m. A teen dance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The car show will run from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, with registration starting at 9 a.m.
There will be live entertainment and lots of food choices throughout the festival.
Dennie Huber will return for a magic show on Saturday and Sunday, and the festival committee has ordered more confetti eggs this year for the children's area.
Szczygiel said the committee is excited to have C2 BBQ coming to the festival.
Switch, Abilene, PGH Band and Fonic will perform at this year's festival.
Thomas said there will be two feature groups (country group Abilene and rhythm-and-blues group PGH) on Saturday night, instead of the only one like in past years. Both will play for two hours.
Thomas said their might be some involvement by the Geyer Performing Arts Center during the festival, but any involvement is in the very preliminary stages.
Programs will be available in downtown Scottdale businesses beginning Sept. 16. For more information, visit the festival website at www.scottdalefallfestival.org and/or like the festival on Facebook.
The festival committee is always looking for volunteers. Anyone interested in helping can attend the next meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the borough municipal building.
Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.
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