Thursday, September 9, 2010

Come One And All To Enjoy Street Fairs This Weekend!

Two local communities will be hosting street fairs this weekend: Byram and Netcong Townships.

Byram Day will be held on Saturday, September 11 at Neil Gylling Park and the Municipal Building Campus on Mansfield Drive. Rain date is Sunday, September 12.

The fun filled day begins at 10:00am with a 5K race. The scenic run begins at Neil Gylling Field. T-shirts will be given to all entrants while they last. Trophies will go to the 1st finishing male and female overall. Awards also go to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each of six age categories. Special awards to top three male and female Byram Township residents. $15 entry fee.

The main stage opens at 12:00 noon with an Opening Ceremony celebrating Patriot's Day featuring a flag ceremony and opening addresses by Mayor Jim Oscovitch and Congressman Freylinghysen. The Star Spangled Banner sung by DJ Oswin will be followed by a performance by the Lenape Valley High School Marching Band and Cheerleaders. DJ Steve Roberts will emcee the day including hot dog eating, baking, tomato, sunflower and chili contests, as well as the ever popular Mr. Legs. Rides for kids and games for kids and families continue throughout the day. Something new to try this year is hooping for exercise and fun. Adults can shop the vendors, view the Classic Car Show or attend Communiversity, a series of short presentations located inside the Field House. Food is available throughout the day so come for lunch and stay and enjoy a leisurely dinner.

There will also be the 3rd Annual Classic CarShow at Byram Day! Classic cars will be judged at 3pm and winners announced at 3:30 pm. Trophies include “Mayor’s Choice” and “People’s Choice, 1st Place.” Free Oil Change from Geller’s Automotive for 2nd and 3rd Place Winners!

On Sunday, September 12 Netcong Township will host their Netcong Day Annual Street Fair from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Rain or shine. There will be family fun, vendors and crafters, lots of food, entertainment, free children's rides, community booths, games and activities.

At 10:30am there will be a Netcong Day 5K to benefit the 2011 Netcong Day. Registration, check in, start and finish will be at Netcong Borough Hall, 23 Maple Avenue in Netcong. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 male and female participants, the 5 age groups, and team awards - over 90 medals and prizes. 5K participants receive a t-shirt and goodie bag while supplies last. $25 race day registration.

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