Fleetwood hosts Homecoming Festival weekend of big football game

Archive photo courtesy of Chris Young Fleetwood Homecoming Parade

Fleetwood Borough will host a Homecoming Festival Oct. 5 to 7.

The goal of the Fleetwood Recreation Board was to create an event in the fall that would bring the community together, said Chris Young, Fleetwood Borough Council and member of the Recreation Board.

Janice DeLay and Young agreed to co-chair a Homecoming Festival in Fleetwood Park, geared to show community support in conjunction with the Fleetwood High School Homecoming Parade, which is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5.

The result was a Friday night community homecoming rally in the park after the parade Friday night Oct. 5, said Young. The YMCA and Locust Street Playground Association agreed to help, and we now have a full night of activities planned in the Fleetwood Park.

Activities include food, games, moon bounce, a bonfire, and potentially hayrides in the park as well. The event will start immediately following the parade around 6:30 p.m. and go until 8:30 p.m.

After we had a few planning meetings, we felt that we could expand the Friday night festival into the weekend if we could attract a few other groups to get involved, he said. Soon we had the Fleetwood Community Center committee interested in having an art and craft show on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Then Fleetwood Area Main Street Association (FAMSA) became interested and they are now having a Main Street Business block party and open house event Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., concluding in time for everyone to go to the homecoming activities at the school Saturday evening.

For Sunday, Fleetwood Borough is sponsoring a chili and soup cook-off and country line dancing in the park.

These three days of events, starting Friday Oct. 5 with the homecoming parade, are now considered the Fleetwood Homecoming Festival, said Young.

For more information please see www.FleetwoodBoro.com. Anyone interested in being part of the arts and craft event, or the soup and chili cook-off, are encouraged to contact Suzanne Touch at midas8@msn.com or call borough hall at 610-944-8220.

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