STRONG — The town celebrates summer each year in the name of Pierpole, a Native American and one of the area’s first settlers.
This year, volunteers have stepped up to offer a day full of family-friendly events Saturday, July 14.
The day starts with an 8 a.m. flea market at Strong Elementary School, open houses at the Fire Department and Strong Historical Society, a book sale and raffle at the library and a lumbermen’s competition at RLH Enterprises on North Main Street.
A road race, a book signing with Randy Probert and a dedication of the new ball field at the American Legion Hall are some of the many events.
As the day winds down, the 6 p.m. parade on Main Street will be followed by live music at the White Elephant Country Store & Restaurant at the other end of town.
8 a.m.: Flea Market — Strong Elementary School
9 a.m.: Registration for Color Run — Strong Elementary School
9-11 a.m.: Open House: Strong Fire Department
9 a.m.: Registration for Lumbermen’s Competition at RLH Enterprises (North Main Street)
Beginning at 10 a.m.:
* Book Sale and Raffle: Strong Public Library
* Open House: Strong Historical Society
* Lumbermen’s Competition: RLH Enterprises (North Main Street)
* 5K Color Run: Strong School to West Freeman Road
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Vendors and agencies’ booths: Strong Fire Department
10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Book signing with Randall Probert: White Elephant Country Store & Restaurant
10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Bounce House, vendors, hay maze and kids’ activities at Forster Memorial Building
10:30 a.m.: Grand Opening of the American Legion Field, followed by ball games.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Chicken BBQ: Strong Fire Department
1 p.m.: Canine Demonstrations: Strong Fire Department
1:30 p.m.: Sandy River Great Whatever Race: Blue Ledges to the American Legion Field
2 p.m.: Raffle: Strong Fire Department
3 p.m.: Duck Race: Sandy River bridge to the American Legion Field
4–6 p.m.: Horse-drawn wagon rides: Forster Memorial Building
5–8 p.m.: Stay Tuned: White Elephant Country Store & Restaurant
6–8 p.m.: South Strong Road Crew Band: Methodist Church Parish Hall
6 p.m.: Grand parade from North Main Street through town