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Another great Tyrone Area Community Day to be held at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park

This year’s annual Tyrone Area Community Day, scheduled to be held Friday, August 3 at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, is gearing up to be the biggest and best yet.
The day is filled with fun activities for Tyrone area residents, and all Tyrone area youth are invited to ride and slide for free! This includes all pre-school, elementary, junior and senior high school youth (through 2007 graduation) in the Tyrone area.
Events throughout the day include: a Tyrone Talent Search, chicken barbecue, Tyrone community raffle and a mini-golf tournament. Also, there will be free waterworks, rapids and rides for all Tyrone area youth.
“We’re looking forward to the third annual Tyrone Community Day to be the biggest and best yet, and we appreciate DelGrosso’s for working with us,” added Mayor Jim Kilmartin.
At 10 a.m. the day’s events will begin as Joshua House is scheduled to host the champion mini-golf tournament, which is open to youth in Kindergarten through 12th grades. Categories include grades: K-five, six through eight and nine through 12. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category.
From 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Albemarle will present the ride pass distribution. This includes free all-day ride and slide passes to Tyrone’s youth. The free ride and slide bracelets can be picked up at the red and white tent next to the main ticket plaza adjacent to Murf’s patio.
At 2 p.m., children’s games are scheduled to be held at the center of the park. Kids will be able to enjoy a hula-hoop contest, scavenger hunt and much more.
At 4 p.m., there will be the “Great White Football Race”, which is new to the day’s activities this year. The football race down the “Great White Slide” will benefit Tyrone Community Day and a service project around the community. Be at the “Great White Slide” to see if your football reaches the pool first. Footballs can be purchased at the information table and at the red and white tent.
From 4 to 5:30 p.m., the delicious DelGrosso’s chicken barbecue will be held, and tickets will be available to purchase in advance.
At 6 p.m., the Tyrone Talent Search will begin. Divisions include: preschool to fourth grade; grades five to eight; grades nine to 12; adult up to 40; adult 40 and over and groups of three or more. Prizes for each division are: first place, $100; second place, $75 and third place, $50.
For more information on the Tyrone Talent Search, contact Jess Knowlden at Star Search Headquarters at 684-2032. Mail entry information to: Talent Search, P.O. Box 27, Tyrone, PA 16686 by July 27.
Talent Search rules are as follows: each act will be limited to three minutes and thirty seconds; each act must participate in one division based on the grade level completed in June of 2007; all members of an act must qualify for the division chosen; you may only participate in one division; all participants must live in or be an alumni of Tyrone Area School District.
Also, prize money is awarded to the act regardless of how many people are in the act; presentation must be in good taste and suitable for audiences of all ages; Microphones will be provided. All other props or musical instruments must be provided by the act; an attitude of friendly competition and community celebration will be expected of all contestants; the decision of the judges is final and only one stage appearance per person permitted either as a single act or as a member of a group.
During the annual Tyrone Talent Search, Marcy Behrens, who is a Tyrone native, will make a special guest appearance. She is currently starring as Lizzy Spaulding on the TV show, the Guiding Light.
The Tyrone Community Raffle will be held at the conclusion of the Tyrone Talent Search. This raffle is everyone’s chance to win art produced by Tyrone’s own talented artists. To have a Hometown Raffle item submitted and displayed, register at The Daily Herald during regular business hours. The office is located at 1067 Pennsylvania Avenue. Items are due to the Herald between July 2 and July 27.
Tyrone area residents also have a special chance to share their memories of the town. If anyone has vintage photos or memorabilia from the early years of Tyrone or DelGrosso’s Amusement Park (Bland’s Park), bring them to Shed No. 2 on picnic day and share them with neighbors and friends.