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New attractions added to Clymer Days

by on September 23, 2013 11:00 AM

The people asked, and the committee answered: Clymer Days will be a little different this year, with new acts and special activities for children this weekend.

“The people said they wanted something different, so I tried to mix it up,” said Toni Clawson, president of the Clymer Days organizing committee.

Clymer Days kicks off with a car cruise Friday night and continues through Sunday afternoon at Sherman Street Park.

New this year is magician Michael Angelo, who will perform every hour from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

With him are strolling fire jugglers and stilt walkers who will perform that afternoon from noon to 6 p.m., and a bluegrass band that will play from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

“He’s good, he’s real good,” Clawson said.

Also new this year is a mechanical bull for bull riding and real pony rides for kids.

“I’m kind of excited,” Clawson said of all the new activities.

Then, of course, are the traditional activities: a milk-chugging contest and pedal tractor pull; food vendors — too many to keep track of, she said — carnival rides and blow-up activities and games. And there will be a Civil War re-enactment all weekend.

As always, the Clymer American Legion Post 222 is sponsoring a fireworks show Saturday evening (with Sunday as the rain date). Clawson said there will be $4,000 worth of fireworks.

“Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain,” Clawson said. “(Tell people) just to come. Hopefully they’ll enjoy it this year because we did mix it up a bit.”

Admission is free each day.

The festival also has a new website:




The main stage schedule follows:


• 5 to 6 p.m.: Car cruise registration

• 6 to 9 p.m.: Car cruise with DJ Jerry B


• 8 a.m. — 5K race registration

• 9 a.m. to noon — 5K race

• Noon to 1 p.m. — opening ceremonies with the Penns Manor marching band and American Legion Color Guard

• Noon to 6 p.m. — strolling fire jugglers and stilt walkers

• 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Amazing Magic Show (every hour)

• 3 to 5:30 p.m. — Blue Grass Band

• 6 to 9 p.m. — Randy Hunter (Johnny Cash tribute)

• 9 p.m. — Fireworks sponsored by Clymer American Legion Post 222


• 11 a.m. to noon — Community church service

• Noon to 3 p.m. — Pedal power tractor pull registration

• 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Ray Skovenski polka band

• 1 to 2 p.m. — Milk-chugging contest

• 3 to 5 p.m. — Pedal power tractor pull

• 4 to 7 p.m. — The Conniptions

• Dusk — Fireworks (rain date)


Heather Roth covers White Township and the Armstrong School District, police and courts and general assignment stories. She can be reached at
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