West Chester Daze this weekend
WEST CHESTER — Plenty of events, food and fun are promised this weekend in West Chester as the annual West Chester Daze town event enters its eighth year.
While mainstays for the event such as the annual parade and bean bag tourneys will be held, a poker run with cars invited as well as motorcycles is being added. Proceeds from the event will go to English River Outfitters. Daze committee president Melissa Patterson said that as usual the event would coincide with the annual alumni banquet at the former West Chester school, which will be held Sunday. Also returning this year will be carnival rides.
“A few people wanted to find a way to better the community,” Patterson said. ‘That is how it got started.”
She said proceeds from the event go back into the community. This year much of the money raised will help pay for two new city ‘welcome’ signs on Highway 92. The funds will also help pay for next year’s event, as well as other projects around town.
The events kick off Friday at 6 p.m. with a beer tent and karaoke. A beanbag tournament and chicken poo bingo will be held. The West Chester Community Action team will supply food. Carnival rides will open Friday evening.
Sign-in for the parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. The beer tent will open after the parade. The poker run will also depart after the parade concludes. Carnival rides will be open. A luncheon will be held at the United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children’s games will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chicken poo bingo and a cakewalk will also be held. Sign-up for the horseshoe tournament begins at noon. A garden tractor pull and wet T-shirt bucket contest begins at 1 p.m. A street dance begins at 7 p.m.
Weather permitting, an outdoor church service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The alumni banquet and auction will follow.