Hersey Heritage Days brings families together
HERSEY — This year’s Hersey Heritage Days parade Grand Marshal will possibly be wearing rainbow colored overalls and a red nose as he directs the parade down Main Street.
Dynamite the Clown is back and not only will he be in the parade as he has for years, but he will be the ‘Man of the Hour.’
The streets of Hersey will soon be filled with dozens of families enjoying crafts, games, music, yard sales, a car show, a parade and more for the annual celebration.
The festivities will take place from Thursday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 9 on Main Street in Hersey.
“It’s a family oriented celebration,” said Marsha Lewis, Heritage Days committee member. “There is something fun for everyone.”
Each day will feature new events with a large portion of the activities taking place on Saturday.
Community wide yard sales begin Friday and run through Sunday.
The annual parade, which takes place at 3 p.m. down Main Street, will feature antique cars, tractors, mud-bog trucks, floats, horses, local VFW color guard members and of course, Dynamite the Clown.
“We expect it to be a pretty big parade,” Lewis said. “People continue to call me about participating.”
A new event this year will be a Jam Session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mosaic Park, located off North Main Street.
“We decided to invite the community to play with a few of our local musicians this year,” Lewis said. “People can bring their instrument and play along.”
Saturday also will feature a chicken barbecue, children’s games, arts and crafts and a car show.
“It’s really a lot of fun,” Lewis said. “Families can socialize with the people of Hersey and get to learn about our small community. The more people who come the more fun it is.”
For more information about Hersey Heritage Days, contact Lewis at (231) 832-9169.