By Starla Pointer • Staff Writer • 

Newberg gets its groove back

The annual event will feature a host of activities for all ages, starting with a kids' parade and coronation of the festival court on Thursday and ending with the traditional community hymn sing on Sunday. In between, there will be booths in Memorial Park, athletic competitions, a carnival, musical entertainment, fireworks and, of course, the grand parade.

The childen's parade will start at 6 p.m. Thursday at Sixth and Howard streets. It will circle around via Howard, Fourth, and Meridian, returning to Sixth. Pets are welcome. A dog show will follow the parade on the Renne tennis courts.

The Old Fashioned Festival Queen will be named at 8 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Park. Members of the court are Stephanie Apple, Devin Beeson and Marthadina Russell, all recent graduates of Newberg High School.

Booths, entertainment and disco golf will run all day Friday.

The grand parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, starting and ending at Renne Field. With about 120 entries, it will move along Meridian, Second, Main, Third and Renne streets.

Fireworks will cap of Saturday night. The show will start about 10 p.m. in the area of Renne Field.

A 5-kilometer run and a car show are planned Sunday. In addition to the cars, antique fire trucks will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. at Sixth and Howard streets.

The hymn sing will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Park, closing the festival.

For a complete list of events, check the Old-fashioned Festival web page, at

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