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Village of Glen Carbon sets annual homecoming

glencarbonlogoThe village of Glen Carbon will hold its 14th annual Homecoming celebration Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15, throughout the streets of Old Town. Carnival rides, fireworks, live music and more will fill the two-day family friendly celebration.

“Everyone is welcome during Homecoming,” Glen Carbon Mayor Robert Jackstadt said. “I hope people bring their friends and family for this great community event.”

Homecoming kicks off Friday, June 14, at 5 p.m. with a carnival, food, drinks and live entertainment by The Feudin’ Hillbillys, who take the stage at 7 p.m. Adults can indulge in daiquiris, or margaritas along with pizza, fried fish, corn dogs, funnel cakes and more. A beer garden will also be on hand. Carnival rides run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Take to the streets of Glen Carbon Saturday, June 15 with the annual Covered Bridge 5K run at 8 a.m. A five-mile run and one-mile fun run are planned.

The Silver Creek Blue Grass band takes the stage at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy discounted carnival rides from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday

The annual Homecoming Parade steps off at 5 p.m. on Main Street in Glen Carbon. This year’s theme is “A Salute to Our First Responders.”

St. Louis–based rock band Smash Mouth will entertain crowds at 7:30 p.m., and fireworks will cap off the evening at approximately 10 p.m. Carnival rides continue until 11 p.m.

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