150th ANNIV. SCHEDULE
Details about activities today and Saturday related to Shamokin's 150th anniversary celebration:
6 to 10 p.m.: Bands Looker and Bunky Hendricks, main 150th parade reviewing stand, south side of Independence Street across from Wendy's. Miss Pennsylvania Amanda Smith welcomed. Independence Street closed between Eighth and Ninth streets during this time.
Food and drink vendors will set up throughout the day at Eighth and Independence streets and near the Shamokin Post Office. Independence Street will be closed to traffic all day.
10 a.m.: Drawing for 2014 Chevrolet Camaro convertible, stage near Susquehanna Bank, 300 E. Independence St. Purchaser of winning ticket, to be drawn by Miss Pennsylvania, will serve as grand marshal of parade (or can designate someone). Winner need not be present.
10:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Concert by Mahoney Brothers, stage near bank.
12:30 p.m.: Unveiling of new mural, commissioned by nonprofit Coal City Revitalization and created by coal region artist Shawn McGugan, Irish Isle Provision Co./Pot of Gold beer distributor, 911 W. Arch St., Coal Township.
1:30 p.m. Band Autumn performs hits from the 1950s, reviewing stand near Wendy's.
2 p.m.: Parade begins at Shamokin and Willow streets. Approximately four dozen entrants will travel north on Shamokin to Spurzheim; west on Spurzheim to Lincoln; west on Lincoln to Market; south on Market to Chestnut; west on Chestnut to Sixth; north on Sixth to Independence; east on Independence to Rock. (It is asked that all vehicles be clear from the route by noon Saturday.) Classic car cruise will start before parade officially kicks off.
After parade: live music resumes on both stages. Autumn at reviewing stand and Shoreliners at bank stage, both until 7 p.m.
7 p.m.: Angela Kinder portraying "Queen Elsa" from Disney's hit movie "Frozen," reviewing stand.
7 p.m.: Bean Soup Bunky, bank stage.
7:30 p.m.: Fobias, reviewing stand.
9:40 p.m.: Fireworks from atop Glen Burn culm bank. Bill Radio 95.3 will provide a patriotic fireworks soundtrack beginning at 9:40 along with salutes to Shamokin's 150th.