New Wilmington to Host Summerfest July 15

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — New Wilmington will host its first annual Summerfest celebration of the arts, from 3 to 9 p.m. July 15 on Market Street.

Summerfest, which is free and open to the public, will feature sidewalk sales, artist vendors, pop-up galleries, entertainment, food, music, and special children’s activities. Vendors will sell jewelry, pottery, clothing, fine art, wood art, books, personal care products, glass, candles, gift baskets and more.

In addition, food vendors will offer various types of cuisine reflecting the art of food.

Programs scheduled throughout the day include:

  • Jim Fisher, former FBI agent, law graduate, professor emeritus at Edinboro University, and author of 13 nonfiction books, will speak on investigative journalism.
  • Steve Totin, Westminster College graduate, will demonstrate and sell his artwork, highlighting his most recent sculptures made from recycled objects. Totin will provide children with the opportunity to construct their own art from recycled bottles and paper.

Additional children’s activities in, sidewalk chalk, coloring, painting, bracelet-making, bubbles, tattoos, and face painting.

Painting classes, wine tasting and Amish country tours will be available throughout the day.

At 5 p.m., Westminster College theater students will perform the play, “Check, Please,” which follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse.

Musicians will play throughout the day and the evening will close with a Scottish fiddle concert at 8 p.m. on Westminster’s Senior Terrace.

To learn more about the day, visit the Summerfest website. For more information about  becoming involved, contact Nicole Hunter at [email protected].

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