Harrington Heritage Day planned for Saturday, Aug. 25

HARRINGTON — Summer is winding down as the school year approaches — except in Harrington where the excitement is still alive and well for another week.

Combines, faces painted with glee, live music, free horse-drawn carriage rides, games and more will abound Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. as another Harrington Heritage Day kicks off downtown.

The second annual 5K Color Run benefitting the Harrington Volunteer Fire Company will kick off festivities for the day at 7 a.m. The annual Heritage Day parade will then begin at 9 a.m. and wind its way through town ahead of the opening ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. at the Norman Barlow Pavilion.

The young at heart might find enjoyment at the free Kids Zone in the parking lot of the Harrington Museum where they will find inflatables and a basketball shooting contest.

Visitors can also explore the Boy Scouts’ tee pee display near the Harrington Police Department, enjoy more children’s activities at Power in Praise Ministries at 14 Clark Street or try their hand at the Kids’ Fire Fighter Challenge at the Harrington Volunteer Fire Company.

Vehicle enthusiasts will find a lot of activities just for them Saturday, too.

The First State Antique Tractor Display will return on Dorman Street, along with the Southern Delaware Street Rod Association’s Car Show in the M&T Parking Lot. The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will display trains along Mechanic Street and the Harrington Volunteer Fire Company will host an Antique Fire Engine Display and Show.

A special Blessing of the Combines event will take place at noon for its first year.

Scheduled events, such as live music, contests and demonstrations, will take place throughout the day in the WSFS parking lot and Norman Barlow Pavilion.

To top off a successful end of the summer event, the Harrington Heritage Day committee has arranged for a movie night to round off the day around dusk, or 8 p.m.

For more information, visit http://unbouncepages.com/harringtonheritageday/.

Jennifer Antonik can be reached at mc@newszap.com

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