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 again this year.
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 18, at the bandstand.
Known as “The Voice of the Valley,” the ebullient Lou Scally is at the mike 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. Please be sure to stop by to hear some of his original compositions.
(Pavilion #3 and vicinity)
Let’s 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 #3), including:
- Make your Pledge to the Earth
- Plant seeds
- Explore Geo-caching
- Enjoy the music all day by singer-songwriter Tony M. Music (right)
Students from Washington County schools will also be bringing clever green-themed arts and crafts projects for youngsters of all ages. Participating will be:
- Sabrina Blair’s students from the Claud E. Kitchens Fairview Outdoor School — Crafts about the Life of Trees: leaf rubbings, season collages, microscopes and tree parts.
- Stacie Hood’s students from Williamsport Elementary School — Craft making bird feeders out of recycled materials, including cardboard toilet paper rolls.
Tony M. Music will also show kids how to make noise makers with toilet paper rolls and birdseed.
THANK YOU 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 18, 2019, 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 popular local bands will take their turn on stage, while two soloists will perform at different venues in the park throughout the day.
FIVE AND DIME
10 a.m. – Noon — Dino Delray and Sharon Curran, the Five and Dime duo from the Hagerstown area, have been performing music-based, variety entertainment for more than 15 years. Music is mixed with sign language, dance demonstrations and humor. Performances are suitable for all ages and include music spanning from the 1940s to the 1990s, in addition to some original tunes. A sampling of songs in their repertoire are All My Lovin’, Country Roads, You Are My Sunshine, Jackson, Back Deck Picking (original composition by Dino), Blue Suede Shoes, Rocky Top, Under the Boardwalk, Tom Dooley Shortnin’ Bread and Wayfarin’s Stranger. Check out the duo at www.dinodelray.com.
12:30-2:30 p.m. — This popular Washington County band features a variety of genres, including classic rock, southern rock, the 50s and country. The Cruisers can be heard all at many of the popular events and venues throughout the four-state area. Members are Mike Lushbaugh (saxophone and vocals), Joey Leggett (drums), Bill French (guitar and vocals), Danny Dawson (guitar and vocals) and Tony Calandrelle (bass and vocals). Friend the band on Facebook.
BUILT 4 COMFORT
3-5 p.m.— This D.C. area, Wammie-nominated band plays a variety of cover songs in its own signature style — soulful and sassy with lots of hip-shaking goodness and groove. The band has a deep foundation in the blues, with a tasty mix of soul, R&B, Americana and rock. To learn more about Built 4 Comfort, go to www.built4comfortband.com. The veteran players performing for Green Fest will be Liz Springer (vocals), Pete Ragusa (drums), Jay Feldman (bass), Mike Ault (guitar) and Tom Crawford (saxophone).
ALL DAY –A solo musician from Hagerstown, Tim plays the ukulele/ukulele banjo and covers a variety of musical genres including folk, country, jazz, gospel, jug band and Americana. He can be seen throughout the year at many area events and venues. If you see him in the park, stop and listen to his artistry and drop a coin or two in his tip jar to show your appreciation for being a “volunteer performer.” Email Tim for more information.
TONY M. MUSIC
ALL DAY – 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. Come listen to his unique style while the kids do crafts in the pavilion. Tony will also accompany a sing-along of This Land is Your Land during the Opening Ceremony beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the bandstand. Go to www.tonymmusic.com for more information about Tony.