Sugar Valley decked out in red, white and blue


For The Express

LOGANTON — Loganton will be in all of its small-town American glory this coming three-day weekend, when Sugar Valley once again celebrates both Community and Country along with the rest of the Nation, honoring our fallen service men and women who died while serving in America’s armed forces.

The fun kicks off on Friday evening when the Athletic Boosters from the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School welcome the public to their Memorial Weekend Festival, located at the Sugar Valley Fire Hall grounds on West Anthony Street in Loganton.

Friday the festival will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m, and on Saturday, it will run from 4 through 9 p.m.

This is the third year of the festival’s revival, which for decades was a Sugar Valley tradition over Memorial Day weekend, but was discontinued over 20 years ago. The SVRCS Athletic Boosters brought it back in 2017. Each year the event has had an overwhelmingly positive response from the community.

Numerous organizations and vendors will be on hand with a variety of food, and there will be carnival style games like a golf game, dime pitch, a dunking booth, an old fashioned cake wheel, face painting and a duck pond. There will also be a ticket auction where players can purchase tickets and place them in a jar which will be located in front of an item that they hope to win. Drawings for these prizes will be at the end of Saturday evening.

Some of the food that will be available includes favorite fair munchies like meatball sandwiches, pizza, subs, funnel cakes, chicken tenders, hotdogs, hamburgers, french fries, hot sausages, tacos, homemade ice cream and soft pretzels.

Entertainment on Friday night will start early in the evening with the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School Band at 6, followed by eclectic singer Stacy Garbrick at 7, whose show will include songs from Patsy Cline, to Etta James, to Linda Ronstadt, to hits of today. Guitarist Broc Phillips will finish up the evening with an acoustic performance at 8:15.

Saturday’s events will kick off at 4 p.m with the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School Athletic Awards ceremony in the fire hall. After the awards ceremony, the Sugar Valley Community Band will perform at 5:15 with their big band renditions of patriotic songs, show tunes, and songs of yesteryear. From 6:30 to 7:30 gospel group “Fishers of Men,” will take the stage, followed by country, pop and rock singer, Dusty Heggenstaller at 7:40.

For more information on the festival, please contact Holly Conoway at hconoway@gmail.com .