Celebrate New Market’s heritage on Saturday

NEW MARKET –  Celebrate New Market’s Heritage Day with a mix of old and new on Saturday.

Event organizer Amy Proctor said, “Heritage Day was started a number of years ago with the idea of celebrating where we come from.”

For Proctor, Heritage Day is more than an event, it’s remembering where she came from. Proctor’s heritage dates back to the early founding of New Market.

“Its [New Market] heritage is my heritage,” she said.

This year’s event is more kid friendly. Reformation Lutheran Church’s Youth will have games that include pumpkin golf and a hot cocoa/marshmallow toss. Starting at 1 p.m. Saturday Smith Creek Baptist Church will provide carnival-style games along with a bounce house. Parking is located on John Sevier Road behind the church.

For those who like history, take a stroll along Congress Street and learn more about what New Market has to offer. Visit antique shops, cafes or shop at the Civil War store. Steam engines and antique farm equipment will be on display, along with Michael Myers’ S Gauge American Flyers Trains at the Rouss Center for the Arts.

Those who are hungry can buy barbecue from New Market’s Rotary Club, ice cream from the Southern Emporium, or Poppy’s Kettle Corn.

Brain Buchanan will be provide live entertainment from 10 a.m to noon. New to this year’s event are the acoustical sounds of Eric Comer. Filling in the gaps will be Tommy Hepner with Sound Solutions throughout the afternoon. Listen to the sounds of PRIME from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. This father-daughter-three-friend band brings together the sounds of all genres of music.

Admission is free and open to the public.

“We always have a good turnout,” said Proctor. “We’re hoping for another good year of attendance.”

For more information visit www.newmarketcoc.net