Minersville Spirit Day
Annual Spirit Day set for Sunday in Minersville
Minersville residents will celebrate their community this weekend, highlighted by a presentation for goldmedal achievements.
The 22nd annual Spirit Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on North Street, from Second to Fourth streets. The eventwill feature entertainment and vendors, including school organizations, booster clubs, civic groups, crafters and businesses. It is organized by the Minersville Spirit Day Committee, which is made up of Amy Eades, Ann Marie Zeth and Jerry Sitkus.
The main attraction will be a presentation honoring the Minersville Area High School girls’ basketball and softball teams, who both won state championships this year. The ceremony will begin at noon on a stage in front of the high- rise apartment complex. Shawn Fitzpatrick will serve as master of ceremonies. Local officials and dignitaries scheduled to attend to honor the teams are state Sen. David G. Argall, R- 29, Rush Township, and state Reps Mike Tobash, R- 129, Pottsville, and Neal P. Goodman, D- 123, Mahanoy City, aswell as Schuylkill County commissioners Chairman George F. Halcovage. The booster clubs will also be present selling state championship T- shirts.
Following the ceremony, the Big and Bad Rockabilly Cats will take the stage until 3 p.m ., followed by Steven Mass er Acoustics until 5 p.m.
Entertainment will be held all day on Third Street highlighting local youth talent. Marybeth’s Gymnastics will kick off the event at 10 a.m ., followed by the Miners ville Area High School Band at 11 a.m. and the Artists in Motion Performing Arts at noon. The Crimson Academy for the Performing Arts willmake their debut at 1 p.m ., with the Broesler School of Irish Dance to per format 3 p.m.
Eades said they had 35 vendors as of Wednesday. She said the organizers will find room for anyone looking to participate until Saturday. Spaces are $ 15 and are available to school organizations, booster clubs, civic groups, churches, crafters, hobbyists and businesses. Interested groups should email email@example.com for a registration form or call or text Eades at 570- 292- 9895 for information.
As with any outdoor event, weather can play a factor, although it appears Miners ville Spirit Day will get a break from the week’ swet weather. According to the National Weather Service, sunny skies are expected with a high near 70.
For up- to- date information, visit the “Minersville Spirit Day” Facebook page. Contact the writer: epeddigree@ republicanherald. com; 570- 628- 6003.
Rep. Neal Goodman, R- 129, Mahanoy City, honors the 2016 Schuylkill West teener league team, which won the 2016 state tournament, during last year’s Spirit Day in Minersville. This year, the Minersville Area High School girls basketball and softball teams will be honored for winning state championships.
Toni Plesnarski, Cass Township, left, and Shirley Kostek, Minersville, prepare dishes at the God’s Bountiful Table Soup Kitchen stand at last year’s event.