Show your spirit

Min­ersville Spirit Day cel­e­brates bor­ough’s her­itage

The Republican Herald - This Weekend - - Front Page - BY ERIC PEDDIGREE COPY ED­I­TOR eped­di­gree@ re­pub­li­can­her­ald.com

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

DAVID MCKE­OWN/STAFF PHOTO

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.

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