48th annual Community Days festival expands to nine days of fun and entertainment

The highly anticipated Greater Governor Mifflin League Community Days festival is set to kick off on June 28th and extend through July 6th, 2024. This year marks a significant expansion from the traditional six-day event to a full nine days of festivities, promising an array of entertainment, rides, games, and food for all ages.

The 48th annual Community Days will once again be hosted on the Governor Mifflin Intermediate School campus at 600 Governor Drive, Shillington, PA, a location that has proven successful since last year’s event. This venue, just a short distance from the previous site at Governor Mifflin Senior High School, will be the permanent home for the festival moving forward.

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Maintaining its tradition of free entry, Community Days 2024 will feature a variety of activities designed to delight nearly everyone. The festival is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and wide-ranging attractions, and this year is no exception. Highlights include live performances by regional artists, thrilling rides by Penn Valley Shows, and the festival’s iconic “One-of-a-Kind” Fireworks finale on July 6th.

The GGML, a non-profit organization established in 1976, has a longstanding commitment to supporting the local community. Over the years, proceeds from Community Days have funded various local initiatives, including fire companies, ambulance associations, scout troops, school projects, and scholarships. To date, the GGML has contributed over $500,000 back into the Governor Mifflin community.

Each day of the festival boasts a unique lineup of entertainment:

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June 28 (Opening Night): Performances by Shillington’s own Uptown Band, Larry DiSalvi (former lead singer of The Duprees), and the Governor Mifflin High School Contemporary Rock Band. The Patriotic Order Sons of America will lead the opening ceremony.

June 29: Music from Lovelace the 70’s Band and The Wyomissing Band.

June 30: An Elvis Tribute by Jeff Krick Jr. and a Roy Orbison tribute by Terry Harris.

July 1: Shows by Burning House Reunion and The Belle Tones.

July 2: Performances by Jack and Davis Reid, Jimmy Mowery from *The Voice*, and Wacky Patti Balloons and Fun.

July 3: Rick K. Road Trip, the festival’s first beauty pageant, character night with Slapshot and Zoo Much Fun, and a cornhole tournament.

July 4: Tribute band Nicks in Time, The Nomads, and a Berks County Harley Owners Group showcase.

July 5: Performances by Bunchafunk featuring Reggie Brown and singer/songwriter and GM graduate Emme Ryan, alongside the Community Days Car Cruise.

July 6 (Closing Night): Viral TikTok sensation Burn the Jukebox, Troupe Hayati Belly Dancers, and Berks County’s #1 Spectacular Fireworks Display.

In addition to the nightly entertainment, attendees can participate in the large raffle drawing on the final Saturday night, along with nightly 50/50 raffles and Pick-a-Prize auctions.

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