Preparations for the 42nd Cranberry Township Community Days are nearly complete as the yearly event officially kicks off on Thursday.
“It’s free for everyone, which makes it a pretty popular event. We expect 30 to 35,000 people,” Cranberry Township Community Chest board member Bruce Mazzoni said in an interview. “The weather looks great. This year we also increased our amount of booth space available for vendors. Of course, we have a full carnival, and a wide variety of events. Truly something for everyone.”
This three day series of fun, family activities will take place mainly in the Cranberry Township Community Park.
The celebration begins Thursday, July 12 at 4 p.m. with a car cruise and continues with food kiosks, a pancake breakfast, a charity 5K race and live music daily. The event wraps up on Saturday night with the popular fireworks spectacular. New this year is a Chainsaw Expo and Village.
“We will have 12 international chainsaw artists with us. Ken Tynan is the gentleman who’s coordinating it and he’s inviting 12 of his friends from across the country to join us and we will be spending three days carving and selling at an auction. We have two auctions scheduled,” Mazzoni said.
Voluntary $5 donations will be collected at parking areas. All proceeds raised will benefit the Cranberry Township Community Chest’s 2019 Project of the Year, which is major renovations and additions to the Cranberry Public Library.
Written By: Ryan Saeler for the Butler Radio Network