Celebration in the Park begins today

WILLIAMSTOWN – The 18th annual Celebration in the Park will be held 6-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Tomlinson Park.

A car show will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s festival will raise funds for playground equipment at Tomlinson Park, organizers said. Last year’s celebration also marked the sesquicentennial of the city of Williamstown.

The event includes entertainment, a breakfast buffet, a silent auction, a country store, crafts, food vendors, a 50-50 drawing and kids games. Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

The schedule today is:

* 6:30-8:30 p.m., Pickin’ on Country.

Saturday:

* 7:30-10:30 a.m., breakfast buffet.

* 11-12:15, Bruce Wriston and the Country Fever

* 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Live remote from 96.9 Radio in Williamstown.

* 12:15 p.m., celebratory welcome.

* 12:30-2:30 p.m., Randy and the Renegades.

* 3-6 p.m., Plan B.