Newcastle Days set for Sept. 8

July 3, 2012

By Staff

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Families can save the date for this year’s Newcastle Days, set for Sept. 8 at Lake Boren Park.

The Newcastle 5K run, which raised $4,200 for college scholarships for local youths last year, will be held Sept. 9 beginning at 9 a.m. Residents can register for the run at Newcastle Days.

Newcastle Days is a celebration of the city and will feature a “Return to Newcastle” theme and celebrate the city’s 18th birthday.

New events for Newcastle Days include a lacrosse demonstration and a Newcastle historical trivia contest.

Historical pictures, items and stories will be featured to tell Newcastle’s rich mining history.

The festival will begin at 11 a.m. Emcee Lance Lambert, of “The Vintage Vehicle Show,” will begin the live program followed by a Boy Scout opening ceremony.

Bands and dance troupes will be featured on the main stage. The headliner band is “Heartless,” a Heart tribute band.

A free classic car show will also be held for Newcastle Days at Lake Boren Park from noon to 4 p.m. Registration opens at 11 a.m. that day; dash plaques will be given to the first 100 participants.

A beer and wine garden run by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce opens at 11:30 a.m. and will be open throughout the day for people 21 years old and older.

Food vendors will sell a variety of food. Applications for vendors and booths are available online at www.newcastledays.com/vendors.

There are special events for the children attending, such as inflatable bouncy toys and pony rides, as well as youth and kids’ bands.

Residents are encouraged to email Newcastle Days Volunteer Coordinator Grace Stiller at gracestiller@gmail.com to learn how to volunteer for the event.

Learn more at www.newcastledays.com.

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