The 30th anniversary of the Adams County Heritage Festival brought entertainment, ethnic arts, music, a variety of cultural displays, along with children’s activities, craft vendors, non-profit booths and a children’s bicycle parade today in the rec park. The festival also offered a free mobile Wellspan Vaccine Clinic.
“It was a great day, said festival organizer Bill Collinge. “A number of aspects of the festival were touch-and-go until the last minute, but we managed to pull it off. The committee put in a lot of work; our parent organization, the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice, spent a lot of money; and the park staff, volunteers, performers, vendors and exhibitors were very helpful in bringing this free festival to our community.”
The day’s events opened with a Scottish bagpiper parading through the grounds, and continued with Irish dancers, Chinese Lion dancers, and the tight harmonies of of “N-A Chord.
The weather couldn’t have been better.
The event was sponsored by the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice and the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County, as well as by the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust.