(9:45 a.m. at the Bandstand)
Lou Scally on the job at WJEJ-AM radio
Popular broadcaster to emcee
Opening Ceremony at Green Fest
We are pleased to have Lou Scally, popular local radio broadcaster and local television weather prognosticator, as our Honorary Guest Master of Ceremony for our Opening Ceremony. Lou also led off the festivities last year and in 2013.
The ceremony will feature the introduction of special guests and the Green Fest Committee. It will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the bandstand in Shafer Park
Known as “The Voice of the Valley,” the ebullient Lou Scally is at the mic on Hagerstown’s WJEJ-AM 1240 from 5 a.m. to noon weekdays. He is also the popular weather caster on Hagerstown’s WVMD-TV Channel 25, Monday through Friday.
Highlighting the ceremony will be the singing of “This Land is Your Land” led by Tony M. Music, a noted regional singer-songwriter from Martinsburg, W. Va. The Woody Guthrie masterpiece, made even more popular by the late, great Pete Seeger, is the unofficial theme song of Green Fest.
Tony, who has performed at many of the Green Fests down through the years, can also be seen throughout the day in the Kids Zone. (See photo below.) Please be sure to stop by to hear some of his original compositions.
(Pavilion #3 and vicinity)
Kids, get ready for some fun & games & music!
Plenty of children’s activities are scheduled all day long. Youngsters can participate in many fun and educational activities in and around the Kids Zone pavilion, including:
- Help build a gigantic 4-foot by 8-foot mosaic with bottle caps
- Create a greeting card
- Make your Pledge to the Earth
- Plant seeds
- Explore Geo-caching
- Enjoy the music all day by singer-songwriter Tony M. Music (below)
Students from four Washington County schools will also be bringing clever green-themed arts and crafts projects for youngsters of all ages. Participating will be:
- Pleasant Valley Elementary art students
- Jordyn Himes’ students from Boonsboro Elementary, BOE Engineering Club: Lego topographic world map. Plus the BOE Green Club.
- Sabrina Blair’s students from the Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School: Crafts about the Life of Trees: leaf rubbings, seasons collages, microscopes and tree parts.
- Barbara Ingram School for the Arts students: Design of bottle cap mosaic.
Thanks to both Boonsboro and Middletown high school students who assist younger children in the Kids Zone with arts and crafts and other activities.
Three Silent Auctions
11:30am, 1pm & 2:30pm
(Tent is next to Wine & Beer Garden tent)
Dozens of items will be up for bid during three Silent Auctions held throughout the day on Saturday, May 19, 2018, during Green Fest. Click here to see list.
Browse through the donated items — many of which are original creations donated by festival vendors — jot down your bids and then hope your name is called when the winning bids are announced at
11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Funds raised go directly to the Green Fest to defray festival expenses.
THANK YOU: The Green Fest Committee appreciates the generosity of the vendors and other local businesses who donated items for the auctions.
Live music will be presented starting at 10 a.m. on the covered stage — next to the Wine & Beer Garden and in front of the large grouping of picnic tables near the food pavilion — and broadcast over the park’s sound system.
Three great musical acts will be on stage throughout the day.
Paul Pfau competing on The Voice in 1915.
Followers of television’s popular talent show, The Voice, will see a familiar face on the stage as Middletown’s own Paul Pfau, now of Nashville, Tn., will perform from 10 a.m. to noon. Check out Paul on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8CDhRamllU
JOHNNY & THE HEADHUNTERS
For 35 years, Johnny & the Headhunters have been performing Blues and Rock ‘n Roll for enthusiastic crowds who love authentic and soulful music and who love to dance. They will take the Green Fest stage from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Check out the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnnyAndTheHeadhunters/
THE LONESOME FIDDLE RAMBLERS
From 3-5 p.m., listeners will be treated to the Blue Grass styles of The Lonesome Fiddle Ramblers, a classic bluegrass band from the Hagerstown-Frederick area. Check out the band on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YkmO5FqhiY
Tony M. Music
10 a.m.-5 p.m. – Tony M. Music, songwriter-singer from Martinsburg, W.Va., has a perfect repertoire for the family-oriented Green Fest. He will be entertaining the youngsters (and the adults) in and around the Kids Zone pavilion throughout the day.