The Village of Weare will hold it’s annual Patriotic Day Celebration on July 15, 16, and 17, with a variety of events open to the public.
The festivities begin at 5pm on Friday night when the carnival turns on the colored lights and opens up for the weekend. This year the carnival will benefit the Weare July 4th Committee, and one-price bracelets will be available each day. The Carnival will run from noon to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday events include the chicken barbecue at noon, hosted by the American Legion, 12 N. Stark Highway. The Weare Lions Club will be serving coffee and muffins prior to the parade and then chili for lunch. Sausages and hamburgers will be available from the Snowmobile Club, and the Boy Scouts will offer soft-serve ice cream. The Weare 250th Anniversary Committee will be handing out the gifts from the telethon. Weare Historical Society museum will be open and visitors are invited to stop by for some strawberry shortcake and lemonade.
The parade steps off at 11 am on Saturday from Brownies Sand and Gravel and will continue down through town to the Center Woods School. Visitors can expect to see the American Legion leading the parade, the Police Fife and Drum Corp, and everyone will be glad to see Leain’ Leana once again.
Fireworks will take place on Saturday evening at dusk, and a DJ will provide entertainment.
July 4th Committee Chair Evelyn Connor said, “The Committee has raised all the money for this event through donations. We hope our neighbors will remember next year to vote YES to support the Patriotic Day Celebration!”
The Committee consists of only seven members, who deserve the lions share of credit for organizing this event.
Connor would like to thank Committee members Laura Buono, Amy and Jon Osbourne, Terri Wahnowski, Bill Tiffany, and Megan Petrain for taking on this challenge and hosting this beloved community event.