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Woodland’s Chokecherry Festival celebrates five years

Submitted by Billie Sue McNeil

Earl McNeil transports a group of children to a pumpkin patch during the annual Woodland Chokecherry Festival. (Nan Chalat-Noaker/Park Record)

The annual Woodland Chokecherry Festival will takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Church Farm on Bench Creek Rd., just past the Woodland Church.

The festival celebrates the rich heritage of the community, with the name derived from the Chokecherry bushes that abundantly grow on the benches and hillsides.

The event will start with a 5K run for adults at 9 a.m. Same-day registration begins at 8 a.m. and the fee is $20.

A free kids’ race will start at 10 a.m. and check-in begins at the end of the adult race.

The remaining activities, including back-of-a-horse trail ride, petting zoo, historic wagon ride and food, will also begin at 10 a.m.

A dinner show featuring local actors, singers and musicians depicting life in the early days will start at 4:30 p.m.

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Dinner tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children. The meal will include roasted pork loin, potatoes, zucchini, salad, dessert and homemade rootbeer.

The annual Chokecherry Festival began when a group of Woodland residents decided to present a community celebration five years ago.

For more information, call Billie Sue McNeil at (435) 513-4607.