Bigger June Fest planned for Holley community on Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Fifth annual event adds wine tasting, ‘Holleywood Idol’

HOLLEY – The fifth annual Murray/Holley June Fest is only two days away. The event starts with a 5-kilometer race in the morning and ends with fireworks at night.

In between there will be plenty of live music, food and games for children. Adults are also welcome to try a wine-tasting event, which is new to the festival. That runs from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and are available at the wine tent, or in advance at the Village Office or First Niagara Bank.

Organizers also have a “Holleywood Idol” talent show planned for 5 p.m. at the Woodlands Soccer Field.

The day kicks off with the Jim Ferris Memorial 5k, beginning at the elementary school. Village-wide yard sales also start at 9 and go until 4 p.m.

A parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and features the White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps, the Ghost Riders Drum and Bugle Corps, the Prime Time Brass Drum and Bugle Corps and the Mark Time Marchers Marching Band. The parade route starts on Veteran’s Drive, then to Batavia Street, to the Public Square, to White Street to East Avenue, and ends at the park entrance.The reviewing stand will be on East Avenue just past East Albion Street.

Arts, craft, food vendors, a bounce house, pony rides, and live entertainment will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park. St. Mary’s will host a chicken barbecue starting at 11 a.m.

“We tried to find something for everybody,” said Mary Ridley, the village’s deputy clerk/treasurer and a member of the planning committee. “We want to get people involved and come out to see their neighbors.”

A free Drum Corps Show is set for 7 p.m. at Woodlands Field and will feature the Drum Corps from the parade, plus the Hitmen Drum Corps, the Kendall-Holley Marching Band and Color Guard, and the Holley High School chorus.

Shuttle buses will run all day from the high school and elementary school parking lot and the Holley firemen’s field.