Summerfest Celebration in GJ this weekend

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

Grand Junction will host a Summerfest celebration throughout the community on Friday and Saturday, July 27-28.

The events get underway on Friday, July 27, with a free outdoor family movie at the swimming pool at 8:30 pm sponsored by Grand Junction public library.

A number of activities are scheduled for Saturday, July 28:

• A vendor fair will be held at the community center on Main Street from 10 am to 2 pm. The Summerfest parade will be at 11 am on Main St.

• Greene County Pork Producers and Junction Food Producers 4-H Club will serve a meal at 1 pm at the Grand Junction softball field east of the school building on 13th St South.

• A kickball tournament will get underway at 1 pm. A free throw contest will be held at the tennis court on Hager Street at 1 pm. At 4 pm a bags tournament will get underway at the softball diamond.

• A beer garden will be open at the softball field throughout the afternoon and evening. A DJ will provide music and entertainment from 4-11 pm.

• Grand Junction park and recreation is sponsoring a free swim at the Grand Junction municipal pool from 6-8 pm.

• Park and recreation is also sponsoring a Summerfest Glow-Run at 8:45 pm along a 5K route through town. The event is a fun running and walking event. The start and finish will be at the community center. To sign up, go to https://racesonline.com/events/summerfest-fun-run.

All funds raised at Summerfest will be used to support GJ 150, which will be held in July 2019 to celebrate the sesquicentennial of Grand Junction. The town was founded in 1869 and held major celebrations for its centennial in 1969 and quasquicentennial in 1994.

For more information or updates on Summerfest go to the city of Grand Junction Facebook page or to www.grandjunctioniowa.org.

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