Heritage Days to encompass Independence Day celebrations

June 29, 2013 by  

The Ford City Area Heritage Days celebration will be taking place for five days this July, dovetailing with the area’s July 4th festivities.

The celebration has taken place every year since 1980 and no doubt attracts visitors from all over the surrounding counties. There will be a wide variety of activities taking place during the five-day event, which will include opening ceremonies, a fireworks display on July 4, a run/walk, bingo games and musical performances from artists such as 32-20 and Amanda Jones.

The 5K Run/Walk will be presented by the Ford City Football Boosters, with a parade traveling from 5th Avenue and 11th Street to the Ford City Borough Building. A judge’s stand will be set up and various awards will be handed out to parade participants. Other activities will include a polka mass on Sunday, ethnic foods, children’s rides, and games – one of which is called ‘Get in the Game’.

Due to its size and diversity, the celebration will probably attract visitors from nearby towns such as Plum. Local printing companies are no doubt providing the organizers with items such as banners and signs for decoration, and flyers to advertise Heritage Days throughout the area.

The 33rd annual Ford City Area Heritage Days will take place at Ford City Park from July 3-7, with the fireworks display is expected to begin about 10:00 pm on July 4, and the parade will take place on July 6 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. For more information about Heritage Days, which is free to attend, contact 724-763-1617.