Sunday, August 23, 2015

Brownsville Community Festival Spotlights "Frozen"

Elsa and Anna in "Frozen"

    The beloved sisters, Elsa and Anna, from the award-winning Disney musical fantasy "Frozen" will appear on stage for the first time in Fayette County at the Sept. 11-12 Brownsville Community Festival. Other featured attractions are a 9/11 memorial service, Patriots' Day Parade, Ducky Race and fireworks
     Making the animated Disney princesses come to life will be Kate Kratzenberg and Brady Collins, two voice majors from Duquesne University who will portray the mysterious Queen Elsa of the Kingdom of Arendelle and the fearless optimist Anna, respectively. The show is produced by 13th Hour Entertainment of Zelienople, Pa.
    The free "Elsa and Anna" show will feature such hit tunes as "Let It Go" and "For the First Time in Forever" from the 3D computer-animated film. A two-hour "meet and greet" with free photo opportunities for parents and children will follow the performance, slated for 2 p.m. Sept. 12
     "This is just one of the many family activities we have planned for this year's festival, which celebrates the 200th year of our borough's incorporation," says Jack Lawver, a Brownsville councilman and president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.
    The festival opens Sept. 11 with a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. in downtown's Snowdon Square. The speakers are PA Rep. Pam Snyder (D-50th District) and Ron Barrie, assistant chief of South Brownsville Volunteer Fire Co. 1
     Immediately prior to the service, first responders will scale crossed ladders of two fire trucks to raise the American flag in a poignant prelude to the ceremony. The 9/11 service will conclude with a dance tribute by the Amber Terretta Dance Co. and a medley of patriotic songs by the Bentworth Ministerium Community Choir.
    Sharing the spotlight with Elsa and Anna on the second day of the festival will be the Patriots' Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. Following the parade will be a brief firefighters' memorial service, parade awards and the presentation of a plaque from the PA State Association of Boroughs to mark the borough's 200th year of its incorporation.

The Classics

    The Sept. 12 highlights also include the Ducky Race, a fundraiser for Brownsville Area Revitalization Corp.; a two-hour concert by The --more-- Add 1 – Brownsville Community Festival Classics, a popular classic rock band; and a grand finale of fireworks, sponsored by the Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce.
    Other attractions throughout the day will be performances by students from Dee Dee's Studio of Dance and Amber Terretta's Dance Co.; Stars on Stage competitors from the annual talent show of Brownsville Rotary; a concert by Blended Reality, a group of local high school students rising fast on the music circuit; and a children's activity area with the Rotary's bounce house, face painting, puppetry and sand art, sponsored by Market Street Academy & Performing Arts Center.
    The festival is expected to draw at least 45 food and arts 'n crafts vendors plus an assortment of flea market/community yard sale tables. The festival ends at 7 p.m. both days. The Charles Street Bridge will be closed Sept. 12 between Seneca and Bank streets for the flea market.

Brownsville Community Festival Schedule
Sept. 11-12

Sept. 11
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. – 9/11 memorial service
5:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. – Amber Terretta's Dance Co.
6:15 p.m. - 7 p.m. – Bentworth Ministerium Community Choir

Sept. 12
7 a.m. – Flea market/community yard sale
10 a.m. – Booths open
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. – Parade
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Firefighters' memorial service, parade awards, 200th year
                                              plaque presentation by the PA State Association of Boroughs
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. – Dee Dee's Studio of Dance, Amber Terretta's Dance Co.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. – Stars on Stage (high school competitors from the Brownsville Rotary's annual
     talent show
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. – Elsa and Anna, 13th Hour Entertainment, sponsored by PA Rep. Pam Snyder
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. – Elsa and Anna "meet and greet" beside the Brownsville Free Public Library
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. – Blended Realit
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. – Ducky Race, Brownsville Riverside Wharf, sponsored by Brownsville Area
 Revitalization Corp.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. – The Classics, sponsored by Phil Giannetti Motors Inc.
Dusk – Fireworks, sponsored by the Greater Brownsville Area Chamber of Commerce

* The festival closes at 7 p.m. both days.
* Charles Street Bridge will be closed Sept. 12 for the flea market/community yard sale.
* Parade route: Start in 500 block of Water Street, proceed up Water Street, right onto Bank

   Street, left onto Market Street, right onto Brownsville Avenue. Disband at the festival site.

Fun at the Ducky Race

BASRC's Seventh Annual Ducky Race on the Monongahela River at the Brownsville Riverside Wharf Park WILL BE HELD ON SEPT 12TH. As part of the Brownsville festival that will be held on Sept 11th and 12th
WHERE: Brownsville Riverside Wharf off of Water Street –near Fiddles
HOW: BARC has 1000 (From 000 to 999 numbered tickets available.  Each numbered ticket is $5.00 and it will register a small yellow plastic duck that has the corresponding number on the bottom of it.  Each sold duck will be placed in a barrel. At 4:15PM, all numbered ducks that are sold will be dumped into the Mon River from the intercounty bridge and as they float north to the wharf, the first five ducks that arrive will be awarded the following prizes:
1st: Overnight, breakfast and dinner at Nemacolin Woodlands w/ $50.00 gift card
2nd Overnight at the Cottages at Fayette Springs w/bottle of wine
3rd A hayride tour of the Christian Klay Winery including a wine tasting party for 10 at the winery
4th $100 gift card for Wallmart
5th gift cards packet
Additionally, businesses are asked to adopt a large Corporate Duck that will be dressed in a neckerchief and decorative hat to distinguish which business has sponsored the duck.  Spectators may take chances on the corporate ducks. The winning Corporate Duck wins half the value of the tickets purchased for that particular duck to win. 
WHY: This is one of BARC’ four fund raising events.  BARC also sponsors the Taste of Italy on October 24, 2015, a membership drive annually in June, and a Lotto Calendar in November each year. All proceeds are used to renovate historic properties owned by BARC.  Once the building is renovated, BARC encourages businesses and/or residents to come to our town and increase the economic growth of the town toward self-sustainability.

1 comment:

  1. You really can't beat the food at this place; they have the best vegetarian meals and the most adorable dishes for the kids. The service at LA venues also was impeccable. The salad I had for dinner was delicious as well as the scallop appetizer. The main course of filet mignon and dessert soufflé was also awesome!