The Olga Community Center and Olga Park is the hub for activities on July 19 when Olga Daze “Sell-a-bration” 2008 begins at 10 a.m. in Olga Park. Included in the festivities will be a huge barn and yard sale, a silent auction, and the opportunity to buy a raffle ticket for a queen sized quilt made by Betty Marcum.
This annual event is held on the third Saturday each July to raise much-needed funds for the Olga Community Club and the new Olga Park. This year the money raised will go toward a new kitchen remodel for the clubhouse, which was originally built in 1913.
The centerpiece of Olga Daze is the “World’s Shortest Parade,” which has no onlookers or audience – everyone who comes to Olga Daze is in the parade. It starts at the Artworks at noon and will feature a fire truck for children to explore.
Olga Daze wouldn’t be Olga Daze without a variety of food concessions and booths, craft demonstrations, and the bake sale, including the now-famous maple bars. The Olga Symphony will be part of this year’s live music venue. The drawing for the quilt raffle and the end of the silent auction occurs at 2:30 p.m.
Donations for the auction and yard sale will be accepted on Thursdays and Fridays both July 10 and 11 and July 17 and 18 at Olga Park from 4 to 7 p.m., or call George for an appointment at 376-4887. Go to www.olgadaze.com for more information.