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36th Founders Day Festival in Tyrone this week

The carnival will have rides for all ages beginning Wednesday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 23. Several types of vendors ranging from arts and crafts to fun things for the kids to do like games, crazy hair and face painting will be available.

The Founders Day celebration itself starts Friday.

Also on the Founders Day menu: Several food vendors such as barbecue, funnel cakes, Italian ice, Philly cheese steaks, cotton candy, candy apples and much more.

Friday night there will be a seven-piece band, Satin Finish, to sing and dance the way into the night.

Saturday starts off with the parade through the heart of Tyrone and at noon, the fun festivities begin at Handley Park with lots of Arts and craft vendors, carnival rides, ice cream and wing contest and varying entertainment acts throughout the day.

Hudson Road Band will be performing in the evening and the night concludes with a display of fireworks.

Sunday will wrap the festival with carnival rides, several performers, vendors, a hot dog eating contest and karaoke.

Arm bands can be purchased at a discounted rate of $15. The arm bands will be $20 at the gate. The arm bands are good for only one session during the weekend. Gate fee is only $1 to get in to this fun family festival. Parking is free.

Contact Tyrone Recreation at 770-487-4694.

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