‘A March Through Time’

SHERMAN – Sherman Days will once again take over the village in August.

The event will begin on Friday, Aug. 1, with a bonfire and live music by Harbor Knights at 8:30 p.m. at the firemen’s field on Klondike Road. The event will be $3 for individuals and $5 for couples. Attendees should bring lawn chairs, snacks and beverages.

On Saturday, Aug. 2, there will be a 5K race that begins at 8:30 a.m., at Sherman Central School.

At 9 a.m., the Good For Nuthin’ string band will provide entertainment before the “A March Through Time”-themed parade, which will commence at 10 a.m.

According to Jennifer TeWinkle, co-chairperson for the event, there will be a presentation by Jari Villanueva, director of the Maryland National Guard Honor Guard, on Oliver Wilcox Norton, the civil war soldier who first played “Taps.”

“(Norton) contributed to the area – funding the Sherman library and getting the first public water and electric in the village,” TeWinkle said.

The location for the presentation will be announced prior to the parade.

From noon-5 p.m, the firemen’s chicken barbecue will be at the Stanley Hose Company, 122 Park St.

There will also be a square dance with music from Fiddulacc, a craft beer tent from Pine Junction, wine and craft whiskey from Mazza Vineyards and Five & 20 Spirits, a children’s art show and sale, Todd’s Musical Petting Zoo, children’s games, a display of Starflight and fire equipment in the park,

Live music at the Cooler and Murdocks will be available throughout the day and evening, as well as an antique car and tractor show.

The “Shave the Mayor” campaign to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Center will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Miller and Main streets.

Contact Ann Gilbert at the village office with questions, 761-6781.