Popular Star Search competition to return for this year’s Community Labor Day picnic

The Tyrone Community Labor Day picnic is scheduled for Monday, September 5 at Reservoir Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and plans are under way to make this year’s event a huge success.
The second Annual Star Search competition sponsored by the Tyrone Community Players will be returning for this year’s picnic. The competition is scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. under the park amphitheater.
Any resident living in the Tyrone Area School District may participate.
Entry forms and information regarding the competition can be obtained by calling the Star Search headquarters at 684-ART2 or by accessing an entry form at the TCP website at www.tyronecommunityplayers.org.
The competition will have the following divisions: pre-school through grade four, grade five through grade eight, grade nine through grade 12 and an adult group.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place of each division.
The entry form deadline is September 1.
Also, the Tyrone Community Labor Day picnic committee has been contacting area businesses for prize donations for adult bingo and attendance drawings to be held at the picnic.
Several prizes have been set up and currently can be seen in a display in The Daily Herald office window along Pennsylvania Avenue.
If any business is still interested in donating an item for the picnic, contact a committee person, or drop off items to the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce office or the Herald office.
Several children’s games are in the planning stages for the picnic as well, including land and water games. Land games include a balloon stomp, peanut scramble, hula hoop contest, sponge game and water balloon toss. Pool games include swimming races, relay races, cannonball contest and the money dive. There will also be watermelon and pie eating contests.
Non-profit organizations are asked to participate in the day by selling food items of their choice at the park.
To name a few participating food vendors to date, Tyrone Rotary will have chicken barbecue dinners, Tyrone Women’s Club will sell rib dinners and Boy Scout Troops will have sloppy joes, hot dogs, barbecue ham, sodas and funnel cakes. Also, the Shriners will have hot sausage sandwiches, ice tea, lemonade and nachos.
Entertainment at the picnic will be provided by The Schoch Hollow Band, and WTRN will provide live broadcasting all day.
For more information about the Labor Day community picnic, contact Rose Black at the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce office at 684-0736.