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McDonald Firemen's Festival starts Wednesday

Published: 6/30/13 @ 12:00


Staff report

McDONALD

The 88th annual McDonald Firemen’s Festival will be Wednesday to Saturday on the village green.

The annual parade will be 6 p.m. Wednesday and will travel from the bottom of Ohio Avenue at the steel mill to the top of Ohio Avenue at Marshall Road.

Rides and concessions will open between 6 and 6:30 p.m. after the parade.

The parade will be preceded at 5:45 p.m. with the annual “Run of the Mill,” which starts at the top of Marshall Road and moves down Ohio Avenue.

Entry fee is $12 for pre- registered and $15 the day of the race. Pre-registration was before June 23 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. The run will benefit the McDonald boys and girls cross country teams.

The race will start at Holiday Hot Tubs on the corner of Marshall Road and Ohio Avenue and proceed straight down Ohio Avenue to finish through the gates of McDonald Steel.

Rides at the festival will be by Lisko Entertainment of Lowellville.

The rides and concession stands will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. every night of the festival, and bingo will be played in the Ramsey Pavilion from 6 to 11 p.m., except on Wednesday, when bingo will start after the parade.

Family wristband day is Thursday, and those who purchase a wristband can ride all night. Contact village hall for more information.

Game day also will be Thursday, after a free pancake breakfast offered by the firefighters at 7 a.m. for village residents.

Games will begin at 11 a.m. and will include a penny scramble, egg toss, whipped-cream pie race and other games.

Festival chairman is Todd Stitt. Questions can be directed to the fire department, available at the village building at 330-530-5470 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.