Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Last evening, the town came alive as the Tyrone Heritage Celebration parade made its way through the streets.
As part of the festivities, there were activities beforehand at City Hotel Park.
Mayor James Kilmartin crowned the first ever “Little King and Queen”, Cortlynd Rhoades and Kelsey Johnson. The King and Queen contest was sponsored by the Tyrone Merchants Association, and part of the proceeds will benefit the Heritage Committee and the Tyrone Renaissance.
The Daily Herald’s annual St. Patrick’s Day coloring contest winners were also announced, including Zachary Cleckner, Braydon Brower, Mary Grabowski and Chad Miller.
The Bud and Revel Show and the Michael O’Brian Band provided entertainment, along with live broadcasting by WTRN.
The pre-parade activities ended with a balloon release, which the crowd really enjoyed. Approximately 1,000 green and orange balloons were released into the evening sky, right before the parade made its way through town. The balloon release was sponsored by M&T Bank.
Other upcoming events for the Heritage Celebration include:
• Irish Stew Dinner sponsored by Wesley United Methodist Church and the Tyrone Community Partnership on Thursday, March 13;
• Youth Dance at the Joshua House, ages K-5, Friday, March 14;
• Tyrone Rail Park – running “History of Your Family Name” Saturday and Sunday, and Sunday signing of Jeff Adams book;
• Tyrone Library and Tyrone Community Players performing a play “The Perfect Nest”, trash to treasures sale, children’s entertainment and refreshments;
• TAHS Music Department Book Sale at Barnes & Noble, March 14-17;
• Irish Spiritual Heritage Service at the high school auditorium Sunday evening at 7 p.m. and
• The Bud & Rev Show at The Bull Pen 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, March 17.

By Rick