Jul. 19, 2012
The 32nd annual Friendsville Days will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, at the Friendsville Community Park. This hometown festival will feature events for all ages. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair and stay all day. Bleachers and tents will be provided. This event will be held rain or shine.
New to this year’s event will be two free $500 drawings to take place at undisclosed times before 9 p.m. on Saturday. Those interested can sign up at the door prize booth and must be present at the time of the drawing, be at least 16 years old, and only have submitted one entry to win. Additional rules apply and will be posted at the booth.
The event kicks off on Friday with a free meal provided by Northern Rescue Squad Station 3 at 6 p.m. at the park. Other vendors will be open selling food, beverage, and novelty items that evening as well as all day Saturday. The Friendsville Community Watch will be providing two free inflatable rides for youth through teens from 7 to 9 p.m. Country music will be provided by the Crazy Cowboy Band from 7 to 10 p.m. on the outdoor stage.
Saturday will begin with a parade through the streets of Friendsville beginning at noon. Opening ceremonies and awarding of parade prizes will be held following the parade. The national anthem will be sung by Miss Maryland, Joanna Guy, and there will be a 21-gun salute, with raising of the American flag.
American Pie will hit the stage at 2 p.m. and will be performing top hits of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. A hoop dance by Aaron Smith will be presented at 4:30 p.m. and tae kwon do demonstration will be done at 5:30 p.m. Door prizes and raffles will also be held throughout the day. Ruff Creek will perform country music hits from 7 to 10 p.m. A dance floor will also provided. Fireworks will top off the evening at 10:15 p.m.
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