NUNDA – This weekend there will be all kinds of family fun activities in the village of Nunda.
“People need to get out and I think we need to do some positive things about our nation,” said Mayor Jack Morgan.
It is all part of “Nunda Americana Day-Lite” on July 10 and 11.
Morgan said in order to attend the celebration people need to wear masks and make sure they follow social distancing guidelines.
“It starts Friday at Kish-A-Wa-Creamery and they will have antique tractors there,” said Morgan.
Also on Friday there will be a tractor tug pull at 5:30 p.m., a Civil War encampment and some activities for the kids.
“We will also be having a safe scavenger hunt for the kids. It will take place in the village and there will be some kind of prize for those who complete it,” said Morgan.
Morgan said he thinks ice cream and T-shirts could be just a couple of things that might be handed out.
On Saturday, events continue in the village and at Kiwanis Park. With a tractor cruise at 9 a.m. and then at 2 p.m. a classic car cruise.
It is an event that Morgan says he hopes will offer something for everyone.
There will also be crafters from noon 4 p.m. at Kiwanis Park.
“From 10-4 anyone can come at anytime and have a pick up ball game at Kiwanis Park,” said Morgan.
One of the highlights of the weekend Morgan said will be the unveiling of the ”Greater Nunda Timeline Mural,” at 4 p.m.
“Five of the 11 murals have been finished and we are going to have the official unavailing of those five on Saturday,” Morgan said.
The final panel is going to be current events, he said.
After dark, people of all ages can also look up in the sky and enjoy a fireworks show. Morgan said food will be available and people are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.
“Families can sit together but other than that people are going to be sitting six feet apart and wearing masks,” said Morgan.
Morgan said all of the events both days are free and anyone is welcome to attend, For many he said it will a chance to celebrate the village of Nunda and community pride.
“We have had this event for maybe 20 years, it was called Village in the Park and it all centered around our Village Park,” Morgan said. “We had a concert every week. People said, ‘Can we have something around the 4th of July’ and it sort of morphed into this Nunda Americana Days,” said Morgan.