Summerfest set Saturday in Lebanon Jct.

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By Mary Barczak

 For the second time Lebanon Junction will be hosting Summerfest in order to draw more people to its park.

It will be on June 22 starting at 4:30 p.m.

Terry Stovall, one of the coordinators of the event, said the event was held later in the summer last year, but it was too hot so they decided to have it earlier.

“Last year we raised about $3,500… we dunked the mayor, preachers and police officers and it was a lot of fun,” he said.

The event will feature live music, resfresments including icees and popcorn, a dunking booth and the free showing of the movie, “Oz---The Great and Powerful.” There will also be a raffle for a wooden swing made by Stovall.

“We will have some country and gospel music playing,” Stovall said.

He said people are welcome to bring their own blankets and chairs to watch the movie.

The coordinators ask that noone brings alcohol.

Stovall said the purpose of the event is to bring more people to the park.

“There is a change here, people are starting to care again about the park and take pride of it,” he said.

Stovall said the park used to have a reputation for being the “hang out” for the wild ones, but now with the cameras, he has seen a number of people bring their lunches and sit at the park during the day.

The proceeds from the event will be put into the revitalization of the park such as replacing the basketball backboards and updating playground equipment.

For more information about the gathering, contact Stovall at (270) 404-0500.