Arts festival: Schedule of events
Friday, May 23
5:30 p.m. - Lineup begins for parade on Water Street.
6 p.m. - Annual Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts Parade, traveling from Water Street to Rock Street, Rock to Independence and Independence to Market Street, where parade ends at Chestnut Street. Vintage vehicles will embark first on parade route.
Following parade - Memorial luminaries will be lit as they hang from trees in the Market Street park plots.
Saturday, May 24
All activities will be held at the festival's main stage, Market and Arch streets, unless otherwise indicated.
9:50 a.m. - Church bells ring.
10 a.m. - Cameron Colliery whistle blows, followed by the playing of "In Shamokin" by Chris Farrell and the singing of the national anthem by Angela Kinder.
10 a.m. - Shamokin Area Ministerium ecumenical service and the singing of "God Bless America" by Angela Kinder.
10:30 a.m. - Performance by Vic Boris.
11 a.m. - Performance by the Sparkling Oasis Dancers, led by Theresa Arnold, specializing in Middle Eastern Dance, and a dance performance by Motivation Station.
12:30 p.m. - Performance by the Choralettes - Nedra Templar, Tiffany Kaseman, Sarah Purcell, Kimberly Heitzman, Kelly Jones, Angela Kuhns and pianist Bonny Klinger.
1 p.m. - Combat Field Memorial Service, at the Hiker Monument, Lincoln and Market streets. Butterfly release, sponsored by McDonald's
1:30 p.m. - Ko-i-nike' West African Drum Ensemble
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Stanky and the Coal Miners Polka Band, sponsored by Service Electric Cablevision.