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Heritage Day In Shenandoah Set for Saturday, August 24

Heritage Day is among the most prominent events on Shenandoah’s annual calendar.
Shenandoah, Schuylkill County -- The 2013 Shenandoah Heritage Day and Parade of Nations will be held Saturday, August 24.   The parade will start at 10 a.m. with at least 21 nations, representing the community’s ethnic mosaic, participating.

Lineup will be on North Jardin Street and participants will go south on Jardin to Cherry Street, east on Cherry to Main Street and north on Main through the downtown district to Washington Street, the Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial and Girard Park.
Activities will continue throughout the day in the park, including a performance by the polka recording artists John Stevens and the Doubleshot band.
The Shenandoah Vally and Nativity BVM High School bands, Hawk Mountain Highlanders and Perseverance Jazz Band will march in the parade.

There will be continuous entertainment at the park, also including  Autumn Mauer, Shania Graff and the Perseverance band.

Other features at the park will include a wide variety of ethnic food offered by local groups plus vendors, myriad artisans and crafters and other activities, including games.

The park also includes a wooded mountainside area that offers hiking opportunities.

The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society’s history center at 201 S. Main St. and the Schuylkill Historical Fire Society Museum at 105 S. Jardin St. will be open throughout the day for visitors.
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Heritage Day is among the most prominent events on Shenandoah’s annual calendar.

The various ethnic groups in Shenandoah have decorated various store windows in the downtown area with displays of their heritage. The Polish and Ukrainian contingents have set up elaborate displays in the more than century-old Bolich & Burke building at Main and Centre streets.

Heritage Day and the Parade of Nations are sponsored by the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc., which invites everyone to visit and celebrate the community's history. For more information, call the DSI downtown center, 116 N. Main St., at 570-462-2060.

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