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Dunbar brings mini-circus to town

The 8th annual Dunbar Community Fest will return Sept. 26, with a miniature circus and racers in red dresses.

In a meeting with the community festival committee, it was confirmed that Circus Minimus will perform for the children's entertainment portion of the festival.

From the Children's Museum in Pittsburgh, Circus Minimus consists of a miniature menagerie including an acrobat, juggler, trapeze artist, unicycle rider, dancing horses, weight-lifter and many more.

The show will take place between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

This year, the annual Pechin 5K Run/Walk will take on a new name as the Pechin Red Dress Run/Walk as willing participants will wear a red dress for the race to raise heart disease awareness.

"It will catch people's eyes," said Cindy Moag, the president of the Dunbar committee.

Another change to this year's festival will be the theme as the local American Legion is celebrating 85 years.

A special tribute to the late councilman Bill Watson will be featured as part of the parade at 10:30 a.m. with a dedication of "Billy's Garden" at the Town Clock.

Other events and entertainment scheduled to return are the Bicycle Poker Run, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fort Pitt Hi-Railers Railroad Club Display, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; volleyball, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the Fayette Central Railroad Train Rides, noon-5 p.m.; Little Miss/Col. Dunbar, noon-2 p.m.; Car Show, 1-5 p.m.; Award Ceremony, 1:30-2 p.m.; the Laurel Swinger Square Dancers, 2-3 p.m.; the American Legion Celebration, 3-3:15 p.m.; Pet Contest, 3:15-4 p.m.; the Dunbar Duck Derby beginning at 4 p.m.; music by DJ Carlie Apple, 4-8 p.m. and the Dunbar Skit beginning at 6 p.m.

A variety of foods will be sold by vendors including St. Aloysius Church, Dunbar Presbyterian Church, Franklin Methodist Church, Wesley Methodist Church, Pechin Chapel, Dunbar Fire Department, the Children's Fund and the Dunbar Historical Society.

A banner, posters, brochure, duck tickets, mugs and festival tickets are now available.

The committee is still looking for volunteers to work with Diana Homer on Billy Garden and to help paint the stands.

To volunteer, contact Cindy Moag at 724-628-6716.

The next committee meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Franklin Methodist Church Hall.

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