Herndon to mark first heritage day Saturday
HERNDON - Music, fun food and physical fitness will mark the first Herndon Heritage Day Saturday.
The event was planned as a way to celebrate refurbishment of the borough playground along Pennsylvania Avenue. Equipment was replaced and landscaping and pathways are still to be finished. The work was funded with a $40,000 grant the borough received from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources last year.
Zion Church will start the day with a pancake and sausage breakfast at the church at 7 a.m. It's $5 for all you can eat.
Otherwise, food stands open near the playground at 8 a.m. An Easter Bunny breakfast will be held at that time.
Also at 8 a.m. will be the start of the Herndon Hills Half-Marathon. Runners will travel on Pottsville Street to Route 147, Upper Road, Herndon Road, Swepp's Road, Peifer's Church Road, Mandata Road, Herndon Road, Amish School Road, Otto Station Road, Herndon Bypass and Route 147 back to Pottsville Street.
At 10 a.m., a 5K race will be held, again starting at Pottsville Street. Those participants will run on Pottsville Street, Route 147, Upper Road, Herndon Road and back to Pottsville Street.
An Easter Egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m., and all vendor booths will be open by that time. Games and activities include a bounce house, duck pond, bean-bag toss and egg toss.
Zumba fitness will be featured at 11 a.m. and Fusion Sounds will perform from 11 a.m. to noon.
The Michael Sweigard Band will be on stage at noon; an armed forces tribute featuring Northumberland County President Judge William Wiest as speaker will start at 2 p.m.; singer/guitarist Bob Hollenbach will perform at 3 p.m.; the Flint Zeigler Band performs at 4 p.m., and Danelle Cressinger will sing at 6 p.m.