Cherryville will be a rockin’.
Held annually on the first weekend in June, Cherryville Days runs from today until Sunday.
This year’s theme goes back in time to Elvis and the ‘60s.
“Let’s rock and roll in the Monashees,” said organizer Lynne Frerichs. “Dust off your poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and ankle socks; your white T-shirts, tightest jeans, and Brylcream. We’ll twist the days and nights away.”
The fun kicks off today with a family dance at the community hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is by donation.
Then you can start the day off right with a pancake breakfast at the concession from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
There will be all-day bouncy fun time (including an epic bouncy obstacle course in the afternoon), a kids zone from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 4 p.m. and a scavenger hunt at 9:30 a.m.
Then all the Betty Crockers of the community can drop off their goodies at 10 a.m. prior to judging for the bake contest at the tea garden, which includes an Elvis cake category.
A watermelon eating contest takes place at 10:30 a.m. prior to the big parade at noon (departing from the Emporium and heading to Cherryville school).
The farmers market runs from noon to 4 p.m. in Hanson Park, bike races are at 1 p.m. and then Elivs is in the building to open up the entertainment stage at 1 p.m. (which goes until 5 p.m.).
Bingo, lyp sync and the outhouse races also get underway in the afternoon.
The Handles will rock the night away at the adult dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the hall, before the fun starts all over again the next day.
Sunday also features a pancake breakfast, farmers market, kids zone, watermelon eating contest and bingo in addition to a church service, horseshoes, adult games, kids races and community supper.
Cherryville Days is the prime fundraising event of the Cherryville Community Club.
The first Cherryville Day was held in 1963, in the field at the corner of Highway 6 and North Fork Road.
For more information visit www.cherryville.net/cherryvilledays.html.