Copake celebrates itself this weekend

COPAKE—Community Days events fill up a whole weekend Saturday and Sunday June 20 and 21.
Saturday starts off bright and early with a 5K race and one-mile run for kids. Race registration takes place at the Town Hall on Mountain View Road at 7:30 a.m.
Both races begin at the Town Hall—the one-mile at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.
Copake Memorial Park opens at noon with events that include a variety of vendors, Kidz on the Go and a Bounce House.
The Cruisin’ 93.5 radio station will broadcast from the park from noon to 2 p.m.
A parade lines up at the Copake firehouse on Center Hill Road beginning at 3 p.m. and steps off at 3:30 p.m. ending up at the park.
Entertainment throughout the afternoon includes Pop!ternatives, the BH Brothers and Roger the Jester.
The Copake Fire Company’s own Five Alarm Caterers put out a barbecued chicken dinner spread from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Soul Sensations provide music to digest by from 6 to 10 p.m. Around 9:30 p.m. a fireworks display caps off the evening with a bang.
But that’s not all.
Sunday events at the park include an array of vendors, Kidz on the Go, the Bounce House, an antique and enhanced tractor pull at 9 a.m., and horse drawn hayrides from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening will be provided by Earth Candy, Soul Therapy and Civilian.
The Roe Jan Churches Assisting Neighbors (CAN) organization hosts a smorgasbord meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Tickets are a donation of $10 for adults, $5 kids from 5 to 12, kids under 5 free.
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