Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO was present with its tent at the recent Sherwood Park Summer Festival. The festival raises funds for the Sherwood Youth Association, which keeps the park pristine and gives Dunmore’s youth a safe place to play throughout the year.
Carl Yanowski, Mary Lou Karliak, Elaine Ruchak, Cathy Van Nort and Louise Passarella worked the Instant Bingo Tent.
Working the Basket Raffle on Thursday were Tom Carlucci, Val Riggi, Michele McDade, Katherine Barnansky and Marie Burke.
Mary Lou Karliak, Nancy Angeloni, Cathy Bianchi, Cathy Gerard, Tom Carlucci and Val Riggi took the reigns on Friday.
Kevin Cicci, Beverly Shea, Ann Summa, Gloria Rizzo, Sandy Graziano and Mark McDade, Ed Faatz, Dee Dee Faatz, Louise Ligi, Sharon Gombita, and Frank Cicci were also involved in the weekend’s festivities.
By Emily Fedor
Get ready for some great food, a whole lot of fun and (fingers crossed) some beautiful weather. The Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park is set for next Thursday August 15 through Saturday August 17. It will run from 5 to 11 p.m. each evening.
2019 marks the seventh year for the popular summer event, hosted by members of the Sherwood Youth Association.
“We have been working diligently for months to make this year’s event a success, just like it has been in years past,” said Sherwood Youth Association President Matt Fedor.
Many people come out to summer festivals such as this one for one of two reasons. The first is to score some delicious food.
This year’s menu is jam packed with tons of delicious options including porketta, halushki, sausage and peppers, clams, wing bites and, last but not least, potato pancakes – the best seller by a mile.
And when you’re ready to grab some dessert, there will be a freshly fried pizza frita smothered in sugar ready with your name on it.
The second main reason folks flock to the summer festival at Sherwood Park is to enjoy some quality entertainment.
Cheerleaders from Holy Cross High School will kick things off Thursday night.
On Friday, the Wanna Bees are set to perform. Cheerleaders and marching units from Dunmore High School will also be on hand, and Mariana Leo is expected to make one of her first public appearances as the 2019-2020 Miss Buck.
Gymnasts from the United Sports Academy and the Ron Morgan Band will close out the festival Saturday night.
And with everything on tap from face painting to bounce houses — there will be plenty of fun in store for the kiddos.
As always, any money brought in from the annual event will go towards maintaining and up-keeping the park.
“The Sherwood Youth Association appreciates the continued support from the community,” said Fedor. “It helps us to further improve our grounds and facilities and, most importantly, help keep the children playing.”