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Go Art will showcase its annual "Picnic in the Park" Wednesday. It’s an event that was created by community residents almost 34 years ago.
 
“Picnic In The Park” happens every 4th of July and it includes music, dancing, food and fun for the whole family.

Executive Director of Go Art Kelly Kiebala talks about this year’s event.

“So there’s a lot of traditions at picnic in the park, I think people look forward to some of the things every year for sure, even though we try to change up some things. The Batavia Concert Band leading things off, Brian Kozody juggling every year, the staples like the horse and wagon rides we had, Geoffrey Clough whose been there with his cookie song writing for kids, they really enjoy that,” said Kiebala.

On the main stage this year there will be many performers from The Batavia Concert band playing big band music and the Genesee Chorale signing songs from musicals.

Kiebala said there will also be some square dancing on the stage.

“Stage II, Batavia Players will be performing excerpts from Broadways “Third Times the Charm,” they’ll be doing that two times, then McMahons School of Irish Dance will be performing two times as well and then we have one performace by a new group,” said Kiebala.

For the kids, some temporary tattoos, an inflated obstacle course, A petting zoo and some wild animals will be making an appearance.

Kiebala said there will also be an opportunity at the event to honor our active service men and women.

“Out AmeriCorps volunteer Joe Langen works with some volunteers and has materials available for kids to create and decorate greeting cards for active service men and women and then those once they’re done will actually be sent,” said Kiebala.

Local vendors will also be at the event selling jewelry, crafts, paintings and all the food, drinks and desserts you can eat.

Picnic in the park will begin at noon in Centenia lPark Wednesday and will go until 5p.m.
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