mycounty-028DEERSVILLE – Come Aug. 22 the Deersville will be witnessing an event they, or anyone in the area has seen in a long time. The long awaited celebration is getting nearer.

There will be surprises, fireworks, food and some very good music on display that will last from nearly sunup to sundown next Saturday.

The music will include a surprise visit from Trick Pony at 8 p.m. and many others including Abby Abbond Anza from “The Povertyneck Hillbillies” at 7:15 p.m.

The rest of the musical schedule begins at 11:30 with pianist, Denise Smith; singer, Ralph Maxwell at noon; singer Jim McConnell at 12:30 p.m.; pianist RIchard Hodkinson at 1 p.m.; “Behind the Cross” haney Family at 1:30 p.m.; “Soul Searchers: St. James AME at 2 p.m. and singer, Joy Miles at 2:30 p.m.

The flag raising will begin at 7:45 a.m. followed by the blessing. A 5k run-walk will start at 8 a.m. (contact Elaine Clark at 740-922-2569). At 9 a.m. will be a vendors with crafts and artists situated across from the General Store. A garage sale in the Community Hall along with a chinese auction and Garden Club display will begin at 10 a.m. The Methodist Church will have a quilt show and bazaar in the Fellowship Hall with entertainment int eh sanctuary as well.

The selling of apple dumplings and a time capsule message/drawing will end at 4 p.m. There will also be children’s activities behind the General Store with a treasure hunt at 2 p.m.

A chicken barbecue at the VFD will open at 6 p.m. and a band at the same location, “Pardon The Interruption” will play until 4 p.m.

At 2 p.m. there will also be a Cruise-in car show, which will be free and anyone interested can call Elaine Clark as well. At 3 p.m. Sue Adams will be the guide for a cemetery walk and a flag ceremony and time capsule burial in front of the Community Hall will be held at 4:30 p.m.

Two one-act plays will be held at the theater at 5 p.m. with “After the church Supper” then followed by “Three Strikes Out.”

The Harrison Central High School band will also march in the parade with fireworks behind the General Store to begin at 9:15 p.m. There is also a cookbook and 1911 Road Trip Journal for sale throughout the day as well as a 50/50 raffle with the winner announced at 4:30 p.m.