SHAMOKIN - Workers were busy this morning erecting a stage along Independence Street where some of the city's 150th anniversary activities will take place later this week.

The main stage under construction is located hear Susquehanna Bank's east branch, in front of the sesquicentennial headquaters building. It will be the site of Saturday's 10 a.m. drawing for the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro being raffled as the key fundraiser for the 150th parade and other celebration expenses. The Mahoney Brothers will take the stage after the drawing and other bands will play there before and after Saturday's parade, which starts at 2 p.m.

Another stage, the main reviewing stand for the parade, will be located a few blocks west near Wendy's.

The parade will include Miss Pennsylvania, U.S. Olympic luger Jayson Terdiman, several Mummer's Bands and about four dozen entrants total.