Top Weekend Activities for Memorial Day Celebrations

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Parades are a highlight during Memorial Day celebrations.

Whether you wish to show your patriotism over the Memorial Day weekend or prefer a more relaxed approach, there are various activities taking place in the Juniata Valley:

Memorial Day Festivities

Country Memories Day: Join the 37th annual community event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will feature over 100 vendors, food trucks, entertainment at the Square, demonstrations, a car show, and more.

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Open Mic Night at Juniata River Commons on Saturday.

Memorial Day Parade: The parade begins at 10 a.m., followed by a ceremony by the VFW at Westminster Cemetery at 11 a.m. in Mifflintown.

Memorial Day on the Juniata River: Spend your holiday on the Juniata River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday by launching at Mifflintown, Mifflin, Muskrat Springs, Thompsontown, Greenwood, or Buttonwood Campground. Reservations are required. For more information, call (717) 805-8980 or visit www.appalachiankayak.com.

Live Music Performances

3 Cents: Friday at 7 p.m., Iron Ridge Brewing, 9074 Route 522, Lewistown.

Hillbilly Diesel: Friday, 7 to 11 p.m., Port Royal Lions Club, 2767 Lions Club Park Road, Port Royal.

Open Mic Night: Saturday at 6 p.m., Juniata River Commons, 2218 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown.

Patrick Motto: Saturday at 7 p.m., Hungry Run Wine Bar and Bistro, 10042 Route 522 South, Lewistown.

Exit 1 Mile: Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m., Middle Road Speedway, 1904 Middle Road, Lewistown.

The Extra Miles: Saturday at 8 p.m., Seven Mountains Wine Bar and Stonefly Café, 6 N. Main St., Reedsville.

Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos: Sunday, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Brookmere Winery, 5369 Route 655, Belleville.

Food for a Cause

Race to Breakfast: Enjoy a delicious breakfast to support Varner Motorsports/Braeden Varner Racing on Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at Port Royal Lutheran Church, 402 Market St., Port Royal. The breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, creamed dried beef, French toast casserole, baked oatmeal, bacon, sausage, toast, coffee, milk, and juice. The cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and under. Chili or chicken corn soup is also available for takeout at $7 per quart.

Drive-thru Turkey Dinner: Christ’s United Lutheran Four Bells Church, 13765 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, will be hosting a drive-thru turkey dinner on Saturday, starting at 3:30 p.m. until sold out. Turkey dinners cost $12 and include stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, and vegetable. The event benefits Christ’s United Lutheran Church’s Hopes’ Haven Food Pantry. Pre-order at www.4bellschurch.com. For more information, call (570) 716-5601 or email kim@4bellschurch.com.

Sports Activities

Run to Remember 5K: Dream Center of Mifflin County and Juniata Valley YMCA are partnering for a 5K walk/run on Saturday. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of First Avenue in Burnham with the run starting at 9 a.m. The walk follows at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $30. Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Burnham/DCMCRun to register.

Wings of Support 3v3 Tournament: Scheduled for Saturday at Juniata Valley YMCA, 105 First Ave., Burnham, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., doors open at 8:15 a.m. The age range for participation is 16 and above. The registration fee is $50. Teams can register at www.hoopin4acause.com. Proceeds will benefit the Mifflin County Prevention organization.

Port Royal Speedway Weikert Memorial Cornhole Tournament: This bring-your-own-partner cornhole tournament is set for Saturday at the Juniata County Fairgrounds, located at 308 W. Eighth St., Port Royal, during the Weikert Memorial Weekend. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., with the tournament following at 11 a.m. The event is rain or shine, held inside the Commercial Building. The cost is $40 per team of two. For more information, call (717) 437-4315.

Belleville Mennonite School 59th Annual Auction

The annual two-day event at the school situated at 4105 Front Mountain Road, Belleville, includes a ham ball dinner on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., a children’s auction at 6 p.m., and a gift certificate auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s highlights feature breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m., a merchandise auction at 9 a.m., special feature certificates at 11 a.m., outdoor features at 11:30 a.m., food, drinks, baked goods, handmade quilts, and children’s activities.

Know of a family-friendly event happening? Email details to events@lewistownsentinel.com.



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