The Strasburg Lions Club is set to hold their most eventful Homecoming yet on July 11 and 12. Bands both nights, inflatables for kids, and an event hosted by Ballard Nature Center are a just a few of the fun coming to Strasburg.
On July 11 at 5 pm the Lions will serve dinner consisting of pork chops, burgers, and hot dogs. Ice cream and cake will be served by the LYF. The Altamont Community Choir will begin on stage at 6:00 pm. This group of community singers began 10 years ago and they have since preformed at EPC, The Lighthouse, and the Living Museum. They perform a variety of music from gospel to seasonal to patriotic. They will be doing a “Salute to Veterans” in honor of our service men and women.
Following the Choir, the winner (or loser) of the annual Kiss The Pig contest will be announced. This year’s participants are Brad Montgomery, Dave Burton, Jordan Jones, and Mitch Stewart, as well as, Cinda Held, Angie Edwards, Carolyn Reed, and Sara Locke. The top earning male and female will kiss the pig. It is a penny per vote and cans can be found at SCSB Bank in Strasburg, Marathon in Strasburg, and 3rd Base Bar.
After the pork gets kissed, Strasburg’s own Rufus Cool Band will take the stage. Rufus Cool is comprised of Strasburg residents Alicia Manuel Kessler and Ron Sporleader. Rufus Cool has played the last few years at Homecoming and always provides great entertainment with their stripped down acoustic style play. Rufus Cool draws songs from The Beatles to Old Show Medicine Show, to Sheryl Crow. Band number three and headliner for the evening, Stone Blue 52, will take the stage at 9:00 pm. Stone Blue 52 has a diverse song selection as they draw from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Merle Haggard to R.E.M. They are comprised of many members from bands past including The Wanderers, Black and Blue, and Prairie Fire. The beer garden will be open 7 pm – 12 midnight.