Waynesboro Gears Up for 28th Annual Summer Jubilee on Fourth of July


WAYNESBORO — Waynesboro residents and visitors are preparing for a day-long celebration of Independence Day at the 28th annual Summer Jubilee on July 4.

The event, held at 500 E. Main St., kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with a Kid’s 1-mile fun run, followed by the Firecracker 5K at 8 a.m. Craft and food vendors will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A parade sponsored by the Brothers of the Brush begins at 9:30 a.m., starting at C.V. Avenue and proceeding east on Main Street before turning onto Broad Street and ending at Memorial Park.

Holly Miler, president of the Jubilee’s board of directors, highlighted new attractions. “For the second year, we have a tent for kid vendors under 17 selling handmade items,” Miler said. The event will also feature free patriotic face painting by local high school students and inflatable attractions sponsored by Jesus Alive Ministries.

Entertainment throughout the day includes performances by Ray Owen, Mockingbird, the Children’s Theatre Troupe, Nocandu, Center of Gravity, and Rich Fehle. The celebration culminates with a fireworks display at dark.

Miler emphasized the need for community involvement, particularly from younger generations. “It really does take a village to put these events on,” she said. The committee is actively seeking volunteers, especially certified flaggers for the race and parade. For more information on volunteering or donating, visit summerjubilee.org.

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