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  • Richfield Springs to celebrate Pride Days this weekend

  • Richfield Springs residents will once again show their pride this weekend with the sixth annual Richfield Springs Pride Days.

    Amusement rides, foods, sales and musical entertainment will make up the three day weekend which is about sponsoring the youth and after-school program at the Richfield Springs Community Center.

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  • Richfield Springs residents will once again show their pride this weekend with the sixth annual Richfield Springs Pride Days.
    Amusement rides, foods, sales and musical entertainment will make up the three day weekend which is about sponsoring the youth and after-school program at the Richfield Springs Community Center.
    “We’ve had pretty good luck with everything, so we haven’t really changed it,” said Jackie Hinckley, one of the event’s organizers. “Everything is pretty much the same as last year.”
    Gillette Show amusement rides will begin Friday at 6 p.m., and run until 10 p.m. They will continue on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
    Musical entertainment on Friday will be performed by DJ Red Hot n’ Wild from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, the Nancy Kenyon Band will take the stage in Spring Park from 7 to 9 p.m. Entertainment on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. will be provided by participants in a talent show.
    Prizes for the “We’ve Got Talent” contest are $100, $75, $50 and $25. Usually about 10 people participate, though Hinckley said she was unsure of the amount participants in this year’s show.
    Also from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the Utica Zoomobile will also be open in Richfield Springs.
    Among the types of food that will be available is the Brooks Barbecue Dinner Drive Thru from noon to sold out at The Church of Christ Uniting, on Church Street.
    “We always sell out,” said Hinckley.
    There will also be a Chinese auction in the park pavilion with over 100 items, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. There is also a 50/50 raffle going on this weekend.
    One of the highlights will be the parade on Saturday, which will begin forming on Bronner Street at 5 p.m. The parade will include state Sen. James Seward, members of the American Legion and local businesses. The Richfield Springs High School marching band may also perform.
    There will also be community-wide yard sales — sponsored by the Richfield Springs Lioness Club — and sidewalk sales — sponsored by the Richfield Springs Rotary Club — on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    “It’s a great time for the community to get together and show their pride in Richfield Springs,” said Hinckley. “It’s also a real good, family atmosphere.”
    For more event information, call the Richfield Springs Community Center at 858-3200 or go to www.richfieldzone.org.

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