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Local Fairs and Festivals Seeing Large Crowds After Year Off


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A crowd formed at Duncansville's Community Days held from Thursday, July 15, through Saturday, July 17, to see Hair Force One perform. "All the planning was worth it when I saw the community come together and help these nonprofits," said Community Days Chairman Ashlyn Dugan. "We can't wait for next year!" This was Dugan's first year running Community Days, which she did with Co-Chairman Eric Fritz.

Summer 2021 has a lot to make up for. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to most traditional summertime activities including fairs, festivals, and farm shows, but now that most restrictions have been lifted, a full slate of area traditions are resuming.

Some local events have already taken place and all indications are that people are ready to get out of the house and resume enjoying the summertime festivities.

Martinsburg's annual J4 celebration brought record crowds this year after a COVID-enforced scaled-down version last summer. The 2020 carnival was canceled and the Agriculture...

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