Town of Wales

Schedule of Events

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AUGUST 11-18, 2012

Dear Wales residents, after almost a year and a half of planning the time has arrived.  We want to present the list of activities we have planned for our celebration.  Keep in mind, weather and other factors beyond our control may cause cancellation of an event but we hope you will find something to participate in.

Download the below Schedule of Events here.

Saturday, August 11th

8:00 – 9:30                  Free Pancake Breakfast (Wales Baptist Church)

10:00 – 11:30              Parade

(Parade Committee, Chair – Dawn Charette)

12:00                           Parade Awards (Wales Elem. School)

1:00 - 4:00                  Games behind the school

(Wales Recreation Committee, Chair - Peter Higgins)

                                    1:00 Frog Jumping Contest

                                    1:00 - 3:00 Maggie the Clown (balloon creations and clown show)

                                    1:30 Registration for Games

                                    2:00 Free-throw shooting contest & Sack race

                                    2:30 Three-legged race & Soccer skills contest

                                    3:00 Hula hoop contest & Relay contest

                                    3:30 Tug of War & Prizes

                                    Vendors, Library book sale and soccer equipment swap table will be on site.

7:00                             Band, Beer Tent, & Bon Fire (Wales Elem. School)

(Pete Randall & Becky Smith, co-chairs)


Sunday, August 12th

10:00                           Church Service (Wales Baptist Church)

12:00 – 6: 00               Town-wide, bring-your-own-picnic to the beach

(Sichols Beach or Union Road Beach - on your own)

12:00                           Cardboard Boat Race (Union Road Beach)

(Eric Pearson, Chair)

2:00                             Gerwick Puppet Show (Wales Elem. School)

(Nancy Baer, Chair)

4:00                             The Holland Aqua Riders Water Ski Show Team

                                                Visit their website and find them on Facebook

6:00                             Boat Parade on Lake George


Monday, August 13th

5:00                             Baseball Challenge between Police and Fire

SPONSORED by Country Bank

(Dawn Charette, Chair)

Visit from “Wally” Boston Red Sox Mascot (will be available for pictures & autographs)

Location: Wales Elem. School upper baseball diamond

Free hotdogs, lemonade, raffle to benefit the “Wounded Warrior”


Tuesday, August 14th

2:00 & 5:00                 Veterans Tribute

SPONSORED by the Wales Republican Town Committee

(J.P. Charette, Chair)

                                    2:00 - 4:00 PM - Black Hawk in static display at the Wales Elem. School (updated)

5:00 PM - Veterans Tribute at the Wales Baptist Church (updated)

   Roll Call of Veterans, Tribute to flag, Recruiting booth

   Free hamburger/hotdog cook-out & Big Band Swing Band


Wednesday, August 15th

2:00 - 6:00                   Olde-Tymers Open House (Wales Elem. School)

(David Worth, Chair)

Memorabilia, old movies, etc.

7:00                             The Play “Wales – Our Town” (Wales Elem. School)

(George Fererro, Chair)

Ice Cream Social following the play

(Pam Smith – Chair)


Thursday, August 16th

6:00 - 9:00                   50s Sock Hop with DJ and contests (Wales Elem. School)

SPONSORED by Unibank

8:00                             Drawing for Quilt

(Sheila Chabots)


Friday, August 17th

6:00 to dark                 Car Show & Briefcase Full of Blues Band (Wales Elem. School)

5:00 - 7:00                  Monster Truck "Thrasher" will be on site for the car show (new)


(Chuck Smith, Chair)


Saturday, August 18th

8:00 – 1:00                  Bass Derby (Starts at Sichols Beach)

(Bob  Hegyi)

4:00 – Midnight           Beer Tent & Bands (Wales Elem. School)

5:00                             Fire Dept. Chicken BBQ & Radio Ranch Band

9:00                             Fireworks


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