Goshen to host Centennial Celebration

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Town of Goshen will be hosting two full days of activities and entertainment Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1, for its Centennial Celebration, according to Goshen Town Council Member Kathleen Ryan.

On Saturday, downtown Goshen will begin its celebration at 8 a.m. with a free breakfast and a sausage-making demonstration, with an &#8220old timey” parade scheduled for 11 a.m.

There will be arts and crafts set up, plus free pony rides and a small animal farm for everyone to enjoy.

An antique car show is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m., with a special reception and presentation being held at the Goshen Town Hall from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Ryan said that country and bluegrass music would be featured all afternoon with plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ, snow cones and more to keep everyone going all day.

&#8220We'll have a chicken and fish supper at 5 p.m. on Saturday,” she said. &#8220You can even get to-go boxes.”

A street dance with live music provided by Southern Strings will begin at 6:30 and last until 9 p.m.

On Sunday, an old-time revival will start the day at the Goshen High School football field at 10 a.m.

Ryan stressed the fact that the two-day celebration would be full of activities just right for children, including races and contests, organized games such as &#8220Red Rover” and &#8220Simon Says,” and a marionette show, just to name a few.

The organizers are still in need of parade participants, vendors and antique cars for the car show.

&#8220One thing that we are really excited about is the fact that Troy University's ‘Sound of the South' Band will be playing for us for the first time,” Ryan said.

For more information about the Goshen Centennial Celebration, contact Kathleen Ryan at 334-484-9031 in the evenings or at 334-670-3454 during the day.