June Fest returns to Holley on Saturday

Posted 6 June 2014 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers – The Lawn Chair Ladies, shown here last July at the Kendall Firemen’s Carnival, will be part of June Fest in Holley.

Press release, Village of Holley

HOLLEY – The annual festival season will kick off on Saturday with the 6th Annual Murray-Holley June Fest. The events start in the morning and are capped off with fireworks at dusk.

A committee has worked hard to plan a festival that the young and young at heart will enjoy. The June Fest grows bigger every year and attracts people from all over Orleans and surrounding counties. The festival enriches the community of Holley and all the businesses in town.

As in the past, the day kicks off with the village-wide yard sales at 9 a.m. At 9:30, the Jim Ferris Memorial 5K Race begins. Registration forms can be found on the Village of Holley website (click here).

At 10:30 the grand parade kicks off and will feature the Kendall-Holley Marching Band, Albion High School Purple Eagles marching band, 2014 World Champion Ghost Riders Mini Corps, Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Corps, Sabers Drum & Bugle Corps, Hamburg Kingsmen Drum & Bugle Corps, Mark Time Marchers Band, Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies, many floats, organizations, and fire departments from around the area.

The parade will start at the VFW on 8 Veterans Drive, march to Batavia Street, proceed down Public Square to White Street then to East Avenue and end at the entrance to the canal park. The judges review stand is located between West Albion Street and Perry Street on East Avenue.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canal Park on East Avenue you will find craft vendors, food, games and entertainment for children, a wine-tasting booth, farmers market, and musical bands.

The Murray-Holley Historical Society will be holding their annual bake food sale at the museum. You can pick a fresh cup of coffee at Sam’s Diner, Jonathan’s Pastry Shoppe & Café or several of the food booths in the park.

The Community Action center at 75 Public Square will be serving “garbage plates” from noon to 3 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church will feature a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. until sold out.

Back by popular demand, the evening events begin at 5 p.m. at Woodlands Soccer field with our own version of “Holleywood” Idol.  Contestants can sign up at 1st Niagara Bank, Public Square. See Nancy Manard for details.

The free Drum & Bugle Corp Show begins at 7 p.m. with an all-star line-up this year. The award winning Holley High School chorus will open the show followed by the musically talented Lawn Chair Ladies. The evening’s entertainment continues with the Kendall-Holley marching band, the Hit Men Brass Band, Ghost Riders Mini Corps, Mighty St. Joe’s, and finally the Hamburg Kingsmen.

The evening concludes with the spectacular fireworks display by Young Explosives Inc. Bring your lawn chair and let this evening start off a beautiful summer season.