Pine Grove Days event set for Saturday

A celebration of Russell is set for this weekend.

Revitalization of Akeley and Russell (R.O.A.R.) is holding its Pine Grove Days event on Saturday, primarily along North Main Street.

The event features a full slate of events, starting at 9 a.m. with the Run for R.O.A.R. 5K race at 9 a.m. and concluding with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Starting at 11 a.m., a vendor fair will include crafts, food, lemonade and other shopping options. The Russell VFD will be serving a chicken BBO from noon to 3 p.m. for $15. Those looking to preorder dinners can do so at russellvfd.square.site/#items.

A parade featuring many local organizations will touch off at 11 a.m., traveling from Woodlawn Drive down North Main Street and ending at the Russell VFD.

A Kids Zone will be found at the Russell United Methodist Church from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. including, among others, the Audubon Community Nature Center, Wild Creatures and a bounce house.

A classic car cruise-in will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and registration for that will start at 2 p.m. at the corner of Pine Street and State Street.

The capstone event of the evening will include “Dancin’ on Main Street” with music from the Russell Roller Rink from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with fireworks to light up the sky at 9:15 p.m.

The event will necessitate some street closures. North Main Street from Liberty Street to State Street and East Street from Pine Street to Conewango Street will be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

South Main Street from Woodland Drive to Liberty Street will be limited to one lane from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. and then closed from 10:30 a.m. to noon.


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