SCARBOROUGH – The town of Scarborough will hold its annual SummerFest celebration this Friday, Aug. 15.

The event, which runs from 4-10 p.m., is designed to bring the community together and have “one last hurrah before summer ends,” according to Bill Reichl, recreation manager for the town’s Community Services department.

“SummerFest gets everyone together for a night of fun and entertainment,” he added, including the not-to-be-missed fireworks show, which always ends the night.

In addition to traditional events, such as the adults and kids road races, a dunk tank, pony rides, carnival games and food, SummerFest will also feature a magic show at 5 p.m., a roaming trivia contest, live music by the Rock Bottom Band from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.

Other planned events include a petting zoo, a kiddie train, a bounce house, a climbing wall, various vendors, raffles, a silent auction and more.

Town Council Chairman Richard Sullivan will not be able to attend this year’s SummerFest, but said “it’s always a great event with lots to do.”

In particular, Sullivan said he always looks forward to the fireworks show that ends the night’s festivities.

“Hopefully the weather will hold and people can look forward to a great display,” he said.

Town Manager Tom Hall called SummerFest an event that “has tied the community together for years. I continue to be amazed at the number of people that show up and participate in this great community event, and it only seems like it grows in popularity.”

He added, “SummerFest has always been a great way to end the summer and share what is best in Scarborough.”

In case of rain, SummerFest will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16. Community Services will try to get the word out regarding a weather cancellation, but people can also call 730-4150 for up-to-date information.

Good food, fun events and fireworks make Scarborough’s annual SummerFest an event not to miss. At the West Scarborough United Methodist Church booth during last year’s Scarborough SummerFest, from left, Lois Hayworth, Melissa Ives and Janet Yusim try to keep up with the demand for their apple or blueberry crisp.

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