Show your spirit
Minersville Spirit Day celebrates borough’s heritage
The Minersville Spirit Day Committee is hoping to bring together borough residents and people from surrounding communities for a day of celebration.
Spirit Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on North Street from Second to Fourth streets. The event is traditionally held the first Sunday after Labor Day.
Spirit Day is a celebration of the borough’s heritage. This year, Minersville is celebrating its 185th year as a community.
A special ceremony will be held at noon to honor the Schuylkill West Teener League AllStar team for winning the state title. The ceremony will be attended by Schuylkill County commissioners Chairman George F. Halcovage Jr., state Sen. David G. Argall, R-29, and state Reps. Neal P. Goodman, D-123, and Mike Tobash, R-125.
“It was a nice honor for them to win the state title,” said Amy Eades, committee member. Other committee members are Jerry Sitkus, Ann Marie Zeth and Roberta Domlesky.
Joe “Hap” Anthony will also have a brief ceremony for the events of Sept. 11, 2001. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Somerset County. Eades said the event will feature about 40 vendors including food, crafters and local businesses.
Entertainment will be provided throughout the day. Performing are Marybeth’s Gymnastics, Minersville Area High School band, Artists in Motion, Keystone Kids Starmakers, Broesler School of Irish Dance, The Shoreliners and Gem Unplugged. Splash the Clown is also scheduled for an appearance.
“By inviting groups from different areas, we are trying to make it appealing to people from different towns,” Eades said.
The committee downsized the event from three blocks to two blocks to make everything more accessible for the public.
“We decided to condense everything. We are trying to get people into the center of everything,” Eades said.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at Minersville Spirit Day.
“By inviting groups from different areas, we are trying to make it appealing to people from different towns.” Amy Eades, committee member
Caroline Tucci, Pottsville, left, and Joe Reihman, Orwigsburg, perform with the Cressona Band during last year’s Minersville Spirit Day. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday along North Street in the borough.