By Ashley Parish
School is coming to an end and summer is starting again. A great way to end the school year is with some fun. One way to do that is at Fun Days at the Boyertown Community Park which starts Thursday, May 31ST and ends Saturday, June 2ND. Not only is it for us teens to enjoy, but there is something for every age to enjoy. There is great food, like cotton candy, soft pretzels, caramel apples, different types of popcorn, funnel cakes, and many more.
Not only is the food great, but the activity in the park is wonderful, such as games, rides, performances, and just having time to hangout with your friends and family. There will be so many fun & challenging games spread across the park, like ring toss, balloon darts, and more. During the day there are many performances like Tae Kwon Do, twirling, and, when it gets dark on Saturday, there will be spectacular fireworks, to end the whole event, which my Dad and Mom actually set off.
Another favorite of many is watching Rosaire’s Royal Racers–the pig races. These wild pigs love to run–the more you cheer for them the faster they will go. During the pig races, you can be a cheerleader for a pig, and if your pig wins, you win a prize. If you are planning to watch the pig races, I highly suggest you get there early because the stands get packed. The pig races are held every two hours and an announcement is made a few minutes before they begin. Look for the board that is placed by the pig track that says what times the races begin. Also, if you need a little break from the heat and crowd, you can go and swim & relax by The Boyertown Community Pool, where they have added a splash pad to enjoy.
If you want to do the opposite, you can go crazy and ride the salt and pepper shakers in the back of the park with the other rides, but don’t eat before or it will not end up well for you. Also, if you want to face your fears of heights, you can take a trip down a huge slide. There are also many other rides, if you are not feeling daring, like the spinning bears or the tea cups. If you want to go in between and get a little crazy you can ride the scrambler. There are also games that support a Bechtelsville nonprofit group, located in the front of the park. You can win Coca-Cola prizes, candy, stuffed animals, and more. There is also great music to listen to, or join in with, with Boyertown Idol tryouts, under Rohrbach Pavilion, by the playground, on Thursday night. So, if you have a great voice, come and rock out in Boyertown! Plus, in the back of the park, on Saturday night, Boyertown Alumni Marching Unit performs. For more information, check out Boyertown Community Park’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BoyertownCommunityPark).