Razzasque Days offers weekend entertainment in LeRoy
LEROY — Each year, the village of LeRoy celebrates its heritage and community, offering a reunion opportunity for families and the chance for visitors to meet new people.
"We like to look at the festival as kind of a homecoming," said Razzasque Days Board President Lori Servello. "It's the same time every year, so people come back and know they'll see friends, family members, past classmates and maybe some past teachers."
From Friday, July 10, through Saturday, July 11, LeRoy Razzasque Days will feature a variety of activities for children, adults, active individuals and those who just like to relax and enjoy their surroundings.
"There's always something for the young and old to do," Servello added. "We try to have a good mix for everyone. I love the atmosphere of everyone having a good time."
Friday's itinerary includes a kids parade at 6 p.m. along with the selection of the LeRoy Prince and Princess. This year's parade theme is "Super Heroes," and participants are encouraged to dress up and decorate their floats.
Following the parade, Miss LeRoy and Jr. Miss LeRoy will be crowned.
A corn hole tournament also will begin at 7 p.m. in the beverage tent, located at LeRoy Community Park. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., live music will be provided by Hot Traxx.
At dusk, the annual fireworks show will begin at the LeRoy ball fields and delight both the young and not-so-young LeRoy community members.
Saturday will feature even more fun, with 5K race registration at 7:30 a.m. at Pine River Area Elementary School. All ages are welcome to participate, and the race officially will begin at 8:15 a.m. Fees are based on age groups and include a t-shirt, and awards will be given to top male and female runners and top three finalists in each age category.
Individuals who prefer to walk the 5K will begin the trek two minutes after runners are released.
Families and individuals also can enjoy a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. at LeRoy United Methodist Church, a grand parade at 10 a.m. featuring Grand Marshal Jan Burch, a chicken barbecue at 11 a.m. at LeRoy Community Park, a car show at 11:30 a.m., horseshoe tournament at noon. At 2 p.m. scavenger hunt, 5 p.m. pet show, 7 p.m. Duct Tape fashion show and giant inflatables from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. will help round out the afternoon and evening. Then, beginning at 9 p.m., a street dance will take place at the beverage tent.
"We welcome anybody and everybody," Servello said. "We're thankful for our volunteers and our sponsors who help put this on each year."
For a full schedule and more information, visit razzdays.org or find it on Facebook.