Independence Day weekend events announced in Cherry Creek

CHERRY CREEK — The Cherry Creek Community Association, Inc., has announced the dates and events planned for the 2018 Independence Day Celebration. Entitled ” In Hometown Tradition,” the celebration will begin Friday, June 29 and conclude Sunday, July 1.

The weekend will begin with village wide yard sales Friday morning, and maps to the locations participating in the sales will be available for purchase at Mendle’s Crossroads Grocery, on Main Street.

Activities available Friday and Saturday in the Ballpark will be: rides by Top Amusements,crafters, food vendors, games, chainsaw carving demonstrations, and a wine and beer tent. Those attending are reminded that no outside alcohol will allowed on the premises.

Registration for the “Classic Car Cruise In” begins at 5 p.m. in the Ballpark on Main Street, with three classes of competition: cars, trucks and motorcycles. Winners will be selected by the votes of the audience. Music during the Cruise In will be provided by crowd favorites, “Freddy and the Jets.” The Cruise In concludes at 8 p.m.

Friday night continues with music in the pavilion by ” Just Plain Lucky,” until 11 p.m.

Saturday’s scheduled activities begin at 11 a.m.,in the tent near the grandstand in the Ballpark, as registration and drop offs will be accepted for the Pie Baking Contest. Participants are reminded that no pies needing refrigeration will be accepted, and disposable pie plates are preferred. Pies will be sold by the slice throughout the day.

Also available throughout the day will be food vendors, crafters, games, a dunk tank and chainsaw carving demonstrations, with the carved items available for sale.

Lineup for the Parade Down Main Street will begin at noon, with the parade stepping off at 1 p.m. Larry Zollinger will once again be the emcee, with the National Anthem sung by Emily Pfleuger.

Following the parade, the Cherry Creek Fire Department and Auxiliary will be hosting their annual chicken BBQ, from 2 p.m., till sold out.

Rides from Top Amusements will be running between the hours of 2-10 p.m.

The live auction will begin at 2pm, with many handcrafted, business- donated gift certificates and items up for bid.

Parade winners, as well as winners of the pie baking Contest will be announced at the conclusion of the auction, at approximately 4 p.m.

Music by Left Of Center will be in the pavilion from 4:40-6:30 p.m.

There will be rides on a mechanical bull between the hours of 5-9 p.m.

National recording artist Ricky Lee and his band will be performing in the pavilion from 7-10 p.m.

The raffle drawings will be held from 8:45-9 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Cherry Creek Community Association, Inc.

Saturday’s activities conclude with the Fantastic Fireworks Display that begins at 10 p.m.

The weekend celebration will draw to a close with the Community Worship Service in the Ballpark pavilion, and, from 2 p.m. on, with the “Panther Prowl” — an all Pine Valley Central School reunion, also in the Ballpark Pavilion.