Pioneer Days slated Saturday in Claysburg

CLAYSBURG -?The second annual Pioneer Days will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Claysburg Legion Field.

Pioneer Days will be a joint effort between the Claysburg American Legion, Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company, Claysburg Preserving Artifacts, Stories and Traditions (PAST) and the Claysburg Education Foundation at Claysburg’s Legion Field.

The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with a chicken barbecue, French fries and meals at the Claysburg American Legion.

Starting at noon, there will be pioneer demonstrations. These events are being organized by the Claysburg PAST group as part of its history initiative. The Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company will have small games of chance starting at noon.

The Claysburg Education Foundation will have hobby horse races with special challenges starting at 1 p.m. The plan is to have 10 different races.

Each race of 10 people will be held by various groups in the Claysburg area with a minimum entry of $20 per person.

A $100 portion of the fundraising proceeds will go to the Claysburg Education Foundation with the remaining minimum $100 or more that is raised will be self-directed by the person winning the race to a charity of their choosing.

The Sheetz Smoothie Truck and the Education Foundation food booth will open at 11 a.m. with hot dogs, walking tacos and homemade German Spatzle. These events all benefit the Claysburg Educa-

tion Foundation.

There will be a National Wild Turkey?Foundation-sanctioned turkey calling contest starting at noon.

A cruise-in will start at noon, and anyone with an antique or classic car is welcome to show them off to the public.

Starting at 1 p.m., there will be a committee of people available to assess antique items and to explain what they are and how they were used. This exercise is called “Stump the Chumps.” There is no fee to participate, and those who bring items and who do stump them will receive complimentary ducks for the duck race.

At 2:30 p.m., there will be a duck calling contest for kids 12 and younger, and the rubber duck races will begin at 3 p.m. This will benefit the Claysburg Hall of Fame Committee that is sponsored by the Claysburg PAST group.

Two sizes of ducks are available for purchase at $10 each and $20 each.

Parking will be available on the Legion grounds behind the main building.

For more information about the demonstrations, call Chris Leslie at 239-5900. For more information about the hobby horse races, call Brenda Marriner at 239-2592, and for additional information about “Stump the Chumps,” call John Smith at 239-5715.

Tickets for the duck races are available at the Claysburg Library, Jack Yingling’s Insurance Office or by calling Janice Crist at 239-5452. They also will be available until race time on Saturday.