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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published August 9, 2012

IT'S HERE!! The Verona Cattail Festival!

After months of hard work and preparation, the fun is about to start. The Verona Cattail Festival features three days of outstanding music on stage. But wait, there's a lot more. A Classic Cars Show, Helicopter Rides, a Magic Show, Red Green Duct Tape Boat Races, Soap Box Derby, Marketplace vendors, Kids Crafts Table, children's entertainment, lots of food and the list goes on. This will be an exciting three days for the whole family.

Watch out for Turtles, Toads and Tadpoles on Saturday morning. The Festival Parade is on Saturday, August 11 starting at 10 am. Highway 38 will be closed off to all vehicular traffic (from the north end of Verona to Verona Sand Road) from 10 am to 10:30 am. Arrive early to get a good viewing spot for the parade. There will be bleachers set up along Verona Sand Road at the Lions Centre for viewers to watch the parade enter the festival location. The Verona Cattail Festival is a "Rain or Shine" festival. The Festival venue at the Lions Club Centre provides plenty of protection in the case of rain and the shows will go on.

This year, the musical entertainment for the Verona Cattail Festival will be spectacular. The two Saturday headliners are guaranteed to bring the audience to their feet. That 60s Show is an exciting new musical production that salutes the most influential decade of our time. The band will blow you away with cutting edge production values, multimedia displays, sound and lights, and all the biggest hits that defined an era. The next act is Face 2 Face - The Best of Elton John and Billy Joel. The two performers provide an amazing tribute to these two superstars.

The Sunday concert brings two incredible singing talents to the stage. Miss Emily will be performing her amazing set of soul/rock music. Back by popular demand is Ila Vann singing the blues. Currently a solo performer, throughout her long career she has worked with such artists as Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, and Louis Armstrong to name a few. For a complete listing of all the other musicians and bands playing during the three days visit

The Local Family Farms Store will host the Frontenac Cattleman's Association Annual Local Beef Promo day on Saturday, August 11 from 10 am to 3 pm. Meet Frontenac County Beef Farmers. Come loaded with questions! Visit the live cattle displays. See our region's variety of cattle breeds. Members of Frontenac 4H Clubs will serve up local beef burgers fresh off the grill. Visit the 4H display and other Agricultural Booths. A shuttle service will run every half-hour connecting the Verona Cattail Festival with this event.

Music in the Park, a free summer concert will be held on Sunday August 19 from 2 to 4 pm at McMullen Park and Beach. Enjoy the pop/rock music of the Bellfonix.

Debbie Lingen

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