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Meyerstown continues its sestercentennial celebration this weekend with a full slate of activities and attractions at Meyerstown Park commemorating the rich heritage of this portion of eastern Lebanon County

Friday, August 24th 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 25th 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 26th 12:00 Noon – 5:00 PM

The event will feature food, live music, carnival rides, carnival games, craft vendors, a wine tasting, and a fireworks show on Saturday night (10pm).

In 1757, Isaac Meier purchased the land of Meyerstown from his father-in-law, who built the house that still stands along Route 501. In 1768, he began planning a village there called Tulpehocken Town, which it remained until 1760 when Meier was shot outside a local tavern and the town was renamed in his honor.

Footage will also be unveiled from a flight earlier this summer by 97-year-old World War II vet Bob Brocklehurst, a native of Meyerstown. This should give you a taste of what that’ll be like.

YouTube video

Entertainment lineup:

6-9 pm Drysdale

2-4 pm Keystone Band of Rehrersburg
4:30 pm Bob Brocklehurst YouTube Video Unveiling
6-9 pm Firestorm
10 pm Fireworks

For the road, here’s the Keystone Band of Rehrersburg performing God Bless America in Annville (taken in 2011). You can see the band this weekend too.

YouTube video


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