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Lordstown squeezes in festival

LORDSTOWN — The 33rd annual Lordstown Apple Cider Festival will be Friday to Sunday at the school grounds off Salt Springs Road hosted by the Lordstown Lions Club.

The festival, which will include apple cider making demonstrations, a parade, king and queen contest, 5K race and rides, will be open 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The festival raises money for non-profit organizations and helps the schools, while getting local groups such as Boy Scouts and Lordstown Fire Department involved with activities during the three days.

There will be photo, fine arts, domestic arts and culinary arts contest and displays.

Because of construction of a new soccer / track facility, the 5K race will be at 10 a.m. Sunday and moved to Lordstown Village Park with registration 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

• Friday events are midway opens 6 p.m. with Lisko Amusements and entertainment with DJ Dominic Tromboli to 11 p.m.

• Saturday events include a car show noon to 3 p.m.; free blood pressure and eye screenings noon to 3 p.m. with Lions Club and Ohio Eye Alliance; helicopter rides noon to 8 p.m.; craft, quilt and culinary arts shows noon to 8 p.m,; chalk on walk 1 p.m.; bingo 1 to 4 p.m.; queen and king pageant 2 p.m.; children’s tractor 3 p.m.; All that Glitters Dance 4 p.m.; Boy Scout Troop 20 spaghetti dinner 4 to 7 p.m.; Little Prince and Princess contest 5 p.m.; Guys without Ties 7 to 11 p.m.; and fireworks by Zambelli 10 p.m.

• Sunday events are pancake breakfast 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5K race 10 a.m., helicopter rides noon to 5 p.m., bingo 1 to 6 p.m., parade 3 p.m. with grand marshals Nancy and Vincent Goddard in memory of John Goddard, Momentum Dance 3 p.m. and Sheltered Reality 5 p.m.

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