Hometown Days

Music and fun enthusiasts dance to the music of Rosie & The Rivets during Hometown Days last year.

Sure, age may be just a number, but in Cascade, it’s also reason to party. With that spirit in mind, people of all vintages, Cascade citizens and those who wish they were, are invited to the three-day celebration known as Cascade Hometown Days, to help the town celebrate turning 185-years-young.

Beginning Friday and ending Sunday, the fourth installment of Cascade’s signature event is providing more entertainment than most people see in a lifetime of celebrating birthdays.

Gifts to be opened include music, dancing, a parade with float prizes, games, face painting and other assorted amusements.

See the full-page ad on 9A for a complete listing of activities and entertainment.

None of it would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the Hometown Days Committee. “This is our fourth year for Hometown Days and we hope everyone will love what we have planned once again,” said Shontele Orr, committee chairwoman. “We have tried to theme everything around Cascade’s 185th birthday, and will have a free meal and party in the park on Friday to kick off the event.”

The list of area businesses helping out is extensive, and the committee is appreciative of their efforts. “We have been blessed with great sponsors once again,” Orr said, “which really allows us to up our game each year for entertainment and activities for the kiddos.”

The parade, which will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, will start at American Legion Park, go down Van Buren Street, down First Avenue and will end at Arthur Street.