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Ickesburg & Saville Township Bicentennial Celebration

Here is a full schedule of events for the Ickesburg Carnival/Bicentennial Celebration.


Sunday, July 22, Baseball Game on Weibley Field, beside the Ickesburg High School, start time
1:30 pm. - Baseball Youth
“ Honoring the Ickesburg Sandlot Baseball Players 1948 “

Sunday, July 22 starting at 6 pm. Traditional Community Gathering with an evening of song to bless the start of the Ickesburg Carnival, and now the Ickesburg Bicentennial week, led by Rev. Elaine Moyer, Faith United Church, Ickesburg
Faith United Church Choir, Zach Nyce, director
Keepin' It Simple, local band, providing Gospel selections

The Ickesburg Bicentennial Committee suggests bringing chairs to any and all events. Additional parking will be available in adjoining fields, with transportation provided to the grounds!

Tuesday, July 24 starting at 4 pm. Annual Fire Co. Carnival
Hot Dogs, Sodas 50 Cents * Hot Sausages & Fries 50 cents off
Home made Ice Cream, Funnel Cakes, Snow Cones, Seafood

Kid's Events - Sack & 3 Legged Races plus --- all week Toilet & Disc Toss, Cow Wrangling, Darts, Dunk Tank , Paddle Wheel, Dime Pitch and other olde' carnival games

* Bouncy Inflatables - slide, obstacle course, jousting all week *

Ickesburg & Saville Township History Lesson for the Day!

8 pm. Katz 22 Band, featuring local musician Zach Nyce, as he brings country, rock, ballads & blues to his home town area.

“Honoring the Past : Ickesburg, Eschol, Roseburg, Saville, & Erly, Pennsylvania 1755-1955 “, latest of Linda Martin Gilmore's books on Perry County history will be available on the grounds throughout the week!

Wednesday, July 25 (AVTT) Vietnam Memorial Wall Arrives
3 pm. The American Veteran's Traveling Tribute to the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be escorted by Perry County Veterans onto the Ickesburg Fire Company grounds to the ball fields where it will remain through Sunday, July 29th.

4 pm. Ickesburg Fire Company & Lions Club Carnival Opens

7 pm. Evening of History Making Contests for all!
Beard and Mustache Little Miss Pigtail Seed Spitting Pie Baking
Period Clothing for all age groups!

Ickesburg & Saville Township History Lesson for the day!

8 pm. Dave Zentner and The Nashville Music Company -“traditional “ country music just like the good old boys. Having performed with country's best, they'll bring back memories!

Thursday, July 26th ( AVTT ) Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica
8 am. Volunteers will start to assemble the Wall
1 pm. Wall open for public viewing 24 hours daily

Volunteers will be on hand to assist those wishing to use the computerized system to search for loved ones, family friends, and fellow soldiers whose names appear on the Wall!

4 pm. Carnival opens featuring Chicken Pot Pie Dinners

6pm. - 8 pm ** HONORING THE WALL **
Posting of Colors by VFW 7463 Honor Guard, New Bloomfield
National Anthem by Faith United Church Choir, Ickesburg
Blessing of the Wall by Rev. Elaine Moyer, Faith United Church
Patriotic Songs by Ickesburg Community Choir, Zach Nyce, dir.
Keynote Speaker – James Scott -Director of Perry County Veteran's Affairs Office
Army Reserve 316th Station Hospital Harrisburg, PA 1968-1974 Air National Guard 193d Special Operations Wing Middletown, PA 1991-2009 Retired Master Sergeant

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Mobile Veterans Outreach Van will be on site to assist any veterans or their families. Jim Scott will also be representing Perry County Veterans Outreach Service.

Benediction by Reverend Elaine Moyer
Retrieval of Colors by VFW 7463 Honor Guard
Taps – Scott Wise, Carlisle, PA

Limited food & beverages will be available at the Wall during the week, offered by The Perry Historians, Perry County historical non-profit, specializing in genealogical research.

11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company K, will be encamped at the Wall from Thursday through Sunday. Perry County 1st Sgt. David Dobbs, New Bloomfield, PA , and fellow soldiers with family members, dressed in period attire, will provide “ living history “ demonstrations at their encampment. Living in tents, and cooking over open fires, in the heat of July, the reenactors hail from Perry County, State College ( Captain John Mort ), and Bedford, PA. They will demonstrate marching and drilling for new recruits, and invite children to come and join them. Artifacts and toys of the day will be on display, for children to experience fun without the aid of batteries!

Ickesburg Bicentennial Museum will be open throughout the week, displaying area artifacts, vintage household goods, written histories of the Saville Township area, and Perry County memorabilia. Located on the square of Ickesburg in the Church of God building, which was the original Ickesburg High School.

Ickesburg & Saville Township History Lesson for the Day!

8 pm. Faces 4 Radio singing country, rock, & gospel along with a wild sense of humor thrown in for extra measure!

Friday, July 27 CHICKEN BBQ DINNERS starting 4pm.
6 pm. - 8 pm. ** HONORING THE WALL **
Posting of Colors by Juniata Honor Guard Juniata County Veterans Council, Pennsylvania
National Anthem by Musically Yours, Perry County vocalists
Invocation by Rev. Randy Johnson, Church of God, Ickesburg
Patriotic Songs harmonized by Musically Yours
Key Note Speaker – Stephen Naylor E-5/Sgt. Echo Company, 2nd Battalion Marines, 
1st. Marine Division, Vietnam 1967A WIA2 Perry County Commissioner

Benediction by Rev. Randy Johnson
Retrieval of Colors by Juniata Honor Guard
Taps – Jodie Fry, Ickesburg, PA

Ickesburg & Saville Township History Lesson of the day!

8 pm. Musically Yours brings a love of music to the stage! Rick Smiley, Polly Eby, Kathy Miller and Nathan Mohler, Perry County residents, singing a wide variety of songs for every age.

Saturday, July 28 “ DAYS GONE BY “ PARADE
Prizes for marching groups, floats, and vintage vehicles!
** If inclement weather, parade will be totally canceled **
9 am Parade starts to form on Arndt Road, Ickesburg, PA
11:30 am. Parade will move through Ickesburg
Parade will commence from Arndt Road north to Ickesburg square, ending on Kerr Alley. Refreshments for participants.

2 pm. - 5 pm. DJ Brandon Fuller, Elliottsburg, PA
Kids Games, Limbo Contest, Hokie Pokie, Sack & 3 Leg Races

Marty's Flea Circus performing disbelieving stunts throughout the day on the carnival grounds to the delight of all ages!

11th PA Volunteers Infantry, Company K , will be demonstrating musket firing, drilling and marching. Children are welcome to participate with wooden muskets provided by the soldiers. Those children who complete their training will be issued a certificate!

4 pm. HAM DINNERS by the Ickesburg Fire Company

6 pm. - 8 pm. “ HONORING THE WALL “
Posting of Colors by Juniata Honor Guard, Juniata County Veterans Council, Pennsylvania
National Anthem by Recreation, nationally acclaimed vocalists
Invocation by Rev. Andy Meiser, Eschol Brethren in Christ Church, Eschol, & Saville Bethren in Christ Church, Saville, PA
Patriotic Songs by Recreation
Key Note Speaker – Andrew Lewis Staff Sergeant White House Military Office 2011-2015
B Company, 524th Military Intelligence Battalion Korea 2009-2011 B Troop, 577 Cavalry Squadron
Ft. Stewart, GA 2006-2009

Retrieval of Colors by Juniata Honor Guard
Taps – Brandon Fuller, Elliottsburg, PA

7 pm. Auction of Quilts & Commemorative Items--Auctioneer Merle Stoltzfus, Ickesburg
Ickesburg Bicentennial Commemorative Henry Rifle will be raffled along with cash prizes.

** Ickesburg & Saville Township History Lesson of the Day! **

8 pm. Recreation will take center stage for the final performance at the Ickesburg Fire Company and Lions Club Carnival. Performing since 1976, Recreation was formed to provide entertainment for veterans in the VA Hospitals, USO tours, and hospitals throughout the USA. Bringing a message of hope and cheer to all who hear their musical selections. Not to be missed!

10 am. Traditional Church Service held at the Wall
Reverend Elaine Moyer, Faith United Church, Ickesburg, PA “ Let Freedom Ring “ 
Ickesburg and Saville Township Community Choir under the direction of Zach Nyce will provide music.

11 am. Processional by Quittapahilla Highlanders, bagpipers
Posting of Colors by VFW Post 7463 Honor Guard, New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania
National Anthem by Jamie Casner, Blain, PA
Patriotic Music by Quittapahilla Highlanders, Annville, PA - Representing the Scottish and Irish Military Style Bagpipe and Drum Band will be members, Scott and Longenecker.
Key Note Speaker – Robert Snook Chief Warrant Officer W-3 US Army ( 20 yr. Active Duty )
Commander VFW Post 7463 New Bloomfield, PA District 17 Commander PA State Headquarters

Vietnam Veterans Recognition - Pinning Ceremony
50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Veterans Lapel Pin
Pennsylvania State Senator John DiSanto
15th Senatorial District, Perry & Dauphin Counties

Perry County Commissioners
Brenda Benner Paul Rudy Jr. Stephen Naylor
Honoring Perry County Vietnam Memorial Wall Families
Pennsylvania State Representative Mark Keller
86th House District, Perry, Cumberland, Franklin Counties
Presentation of plaques in honor of :

PFC Richard Leroy Frey
Donnally Mills, PA 1949-1969

PFC Edwin Cloyd Hockenberry
East Waterford, PA 1948-1969

PSG Joseph Lester Hockenberry
Duncannon, PA 1933-1967

SSG David Samuel Kline
Landisburg, PA 1948-1969

SGT Claude Bruce Landis II
Elliottsburg, PA 1948-1969

ISG Jack Ivan Maguire
Marysville, PA 1924-1967

SP4 William Bernard McGarvey
Loysville, PA 1945-1967

PFC Clarence David Sheibley
Elliottsburg, PA 1946-1967

CMH3 Richard Michael Sprout
Duncannon, PA 1944-1968

LCPL James Albert Swartz Jr.
Elliottsburg, PA 1948-1970

SP4 Michael Dale Wright
Duncannon, PA 1950-1971

Benediction by Rev. Elaine Moyer
Recessional by Quittapahilla Highlanders
Retrieval of Colors by VFW 7463 Honor Guard
Taps – Ken Bear, Landisburg, PA
Gun Salute by VFW 7463 Honor Guard

3 pm. Volunteers dismantle the Vietnam Memorial Wall


annual Fire Company event held on the fire co. grounds
featuring - John Deere Farm Equipment
vintage cars & trucks and lots of great food

“ Marking the end of the Ickesburg and Saville Township Bicentennial year, will be a placement of a Time Capsule, containing memorabilia and historical information, at the monument on the square in Ickesburg, Perry County, Pennsylvania, “ during Fall Fest!

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