Rising Sun 150th Anniversay Committee Announces Fall Schedule of Events

Rising Sun 150th Celebration

Saturday, September 11
9:00 a.m. “Rising Sun Mile” held at the Rising Sun High School
Bring your family and walk, stroll, or run.

1 – 5 p.m. Chautauqua held at Community Fire Co. of Rising Sun pavilion
(chicken and ribs for sale by Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary)
Featuring:
West Nottingham Bell Choir,
Rachel Opdenaker will demonstrate and explain Civil War era
children’s games,
Hannah Opdenaker will portray “Miss Tillie Pierce” 15 year old
Gettysburg citizen,
Chris Opdenaker will narrate “What Women Wore” from
petticoats, outerwear, hair, and accessories,
John Houck will discuss Flags of the Confederacy,
Jim Opdenaker will portray General William T. Sherman

Saturday, September 18
(Time TBA) Rising Sun History Trivia Bingo at the Rising Sun Library

WEEKLONG ACTIVITIES

Guided walking tours will be available (Times TBA) and the Rising Sun Historical Preservation Commission Museum will be open (Times TBA).

The following are subject to change:

Saturday, September 25
9:00 a.m. 150th Parade

11:00 a.m. Open House at St. Agnes Catholic Church on S. Queen Street

1:00 p.m. 150th Fashion Show (1700 – 1980) at Rising Sun Middle School

3:00 p.m. Vintage Base Ball Game featuring the Eclipse Base Ball Club of
Elkton vs. Bohemia Eurekas.

Sunday, September 26 (Faith Of Our Fathers Day)
Morning hours You are welcome to worship at the church of your choice

1– 4:00 p.m. Brookview Chapel open for public visitation

2:00 p.m. Piano and Pipe Organ Recital at First Presbyterian Church of
Rising Sun (Corner of Main Street and Walnut Street)

7– 9:00 p.m. Faith Of Our Fathers Concert at Janes United Methodist
Church on Walnut Street

Monday, September 27 (Agriculture Day)
All day Cecil County Farm Museum display off N. Queen Street

(Times TBA) Tours of Kilby Farm, Balderston Orchards, and Dove Valley
Winery

7– 9:00 p.m. Music by the Fabulous Hubcaps at the Rising Sun Towne Centre
parking lot (sponsored by Sun Pharmacy)

Tuesday, September 28 (Business and Technology Day)
7– 9:00 p.m. Music by the Rhythm Doctors (Big Band Sound) at the Rising
Sun Towne Centre parking lot.

Wednesday, September 29 (Youth and Sports Day)
Civil War Encampment at Town Park, Wilson Avenue
(September 29 through October 3)

6 – 6:30 p.m. BMX Bike Stunt Show at the Rising Sun Towne Centre parking
lot.

7 p.m. Railroad History (with train display) through Rising Sun with
Mike Dixon at Rising Sun Library.

7– 9:00 p.m. Music at the Rising Sun Towne Centre parking lot featuring
local bands from Rising Sun Middle School:
Milihellen, Indigo Eyes, Defeat The Deep, and
Between Blue.

Thursday, September 30 (Veterans and Public Service Day)
7– 9:00 p.m. Music by The Patriot Brass Ensemble at the Rising Sun Towne
Centre parking lot

Friday, October 1
Civil War battles, Town Park, Wilson Avenue

7– 9:00 p.m. Music by Leon Smith and the Sticky Situation Band at the
Community Fire Company of Rising Sun pavilion.
(Pit Beef, Pit Ham, sodas, beer for sale by the Fire Co. Ladies
Auxiliary).

9:15 p.m. Fireworks display

Saturday, October 2
Civil War battles, Town Park, Wilson Avenue

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open House at West Nottingham Academy

7 – 11 p.m. 150th Gala, Dinner and Dance at Rising Sun Banquet Hall on
Biggs Highway. Music by the Epics, and the Ola Belle
Reed Family featuring music from 1860 – 2000.

Sunday, October 3
Civil War battles, Town Park, Wilson Avenue

Additional events planned for 2010

Wednesday, October 13
7 p.m. Civil War Recollections of a Veteran by Mike Dixon at the
Rising Sun Library

Friday, October 15th
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rising Sun Health Fair at the Rising Sun Banquet Hall on
Biggs Highway

Saturday, November 13
7 p.m. Mason – Dixon Line new and old history by Mike Dixon at the
Rising Sun Library

7 – 11 p.m. Veterans Day Dance at the Rising Sun Banquet Hall on Biggs Hwy
featuring the Epics, and DJ’s Rosemary and Haven

December (dates and times TBA)
Rising Sun 150th Beard Judging Contest

Annual Carol Sing in Town Square

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One response to “Rising Sun 150th Anniversay Committee Announces Fall Schedule of Events

  1. Is the concert tonight (Monday, Sep 27th) being relocated if it is raining this evening and where to?
    Thank you

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