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Posted on 09-07-2012


MILTON - The 36th edition of the Milton Harvest Festival is here!

What follows is Standard Journal's annual A to Z guide to the festival.

A: Automobiles. A car cruise will be held beginning at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, along the parade route on Front Street.

B: Broadway and Bound Avenue. The two streets will be a hub of activity this and next Saturday. Arts and crafts vendors will be set up along Broadway and Bound Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

C: Cline. A Patsy Cline oldies show will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in Lincoln Park.

D: Dance. A Teen Dance will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Milton Middle School.

E: Excitement and energy will be plentiful throughout Milton during the festival.

F: Filbert Street. Saturday's 28-mile bike race begins at 9:30 a.m. on Filbert Street. The 5K race will step off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, along Arch Street.

G: Good food. Event organizers said more food stands than ever before will be on hand during the two Saturdays of the festival.

H: Harvesting Community Hope is the theme of this year's festival.

I: Inflatable. A free inflatable will be set up for kids to enjoy Saturday, Sept. 15, along Bound Avenue, next to the Coup Agency.

J: Jazz. The Country Express Band, which plays jazz, old and new country, and '50s and '60s music will present a concert from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Lincoln Park.

K: Kayak. A Canoe and kayak trip will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

L: Little Miss. The annual Little Miss/Junior Miss pageant is slated for 3 p.m. Sunday in the Milton Area High School auditorium.

M: Marching band. The Milton Area Hgh School Marching Black Panthers will present a concert at 11 a.m. Saturday in Lincoln Park.

N: Nice. Everyone is hoping for nice weather Wednesday evening as a block party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. along Bound Avenue.

O: Ovation. A standing ovation will be deserved following the Harvest Pops Concert, to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Milton Area High School Auditorium.

P: Princesses. The Milton Harvest Festival Princess Pageant will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Milton Area High School auditorium.

Q: Quality entertainment. Kingdom Kidz Puppet Ministry will perform at 10:30 and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday along Bound Avenue.

R: Racing. The Cub Mobile Derby will be held beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday along Academy Avenue.

S: Spaghetti. A spaghetti dinner will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Masonic Temple, 117 N. Front St., Milton.

T: Trains. An open house will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Milton Model Train Museum, located on the third floor of the Milton Moose Family Center.

U: Unbelievable. That's a word those who attend this year's parade may be using when they see the strong lineup for this year's parade. It steps off at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, along Front Street.

V: Volunteers. The Milton Harvest Festival wouldn't be possible without the dedication of numerous community volunteers who make the event happen each year.

W: Weather. The community will be banking on nice weather throughout the festival, which runs through Saturday, Sept. 15.

X: Xylophone. That may be one of the instruments played during the Tournament of Band competition, slated for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Milton Area High School's Alumni Stadium.

Y: YMCA. The Arrowhead Parade Float Awards Ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in front of the Milton YMCA.

Z: Zebra. You never know what kind of animal you'll see during the pet parade, slated to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday along Elm Street.