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If you like festivals, you'll love our Pioneer Day Celebration held each year on the third Saturday in August, 10am to 5pm
On Saturday, August 15, 2015, Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train in Ashland will hold its 23rd Annual "Pioneer Day" in celebration of its 53rd Anniversary. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to its regular coal mine tours and steam train rides, a variety of special events will be held in Higher-Up Park, which is adjacent to the Tunnel. The Higher-Ups Park offers plenty of picnic tables and a beautiful enclosed pavilion which is used by reservation for family reunions, parties and school groups.
"Reelin' Through the Years"
Ray Glosek "Ray G"
Ray learned to play guitar at the age of 11 and began his music career when he joined a local band as a lead guitar player and vocalist at the age of 13. For over 40 years, Ray played in many well-known local bands such as "Music Machine", "U.S. Male", and "Just Us", and continues to perform today as a single act. His smooth, mellow voice is the perfect vehicle for his vast repertoire of 50's through 90's classics as well as modern country songs.
Other music featured will be coal mining entertainment provided by The Breaker Boys on the coal mine tour. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs as seating is limited around the bandstand area. A craft fair will also be held throughout the park with a wide variety of beautifully hand-crafted items and new collectibles.
Activites for children are also planned, including games, face painting, pony rides and a free petting zoo. The Ashland Area Historic Preservation Society will offer an Ashland area historic display along with fundraising items for sale. A large variety of foods, including ethnic favorites, will be available in the Pavilion, and throughout the park. Several community organizations will be offering chicken BBQ dinners, Mrs. T's pierogies, bleenies, pizza, hamburgers, funnel cakes and bake sales, along with several other food concessions.
Plan to bring your family and spend the day at Pioneer Tunnel. There will be something to enjoy and entertain for everyone, regardless of age. If you haven't done it before, take an informative tour of a real anthracite coal mine and learn about our rich coal mining heritage. Take a relaxing,
scenic ride on the "Henry Clay" steam train. Visit the Pioneer Tunnel's souvenir and gift shop which features unique souvenirs, jewelry, clothing, rocks and gems. Have lunch or a snack in the Pioneer Tunnel lunch and snack bar or enjoy some of the delicious food that will be offered throughout Higher-Up Park. Enjoy the craft show or just relax while listening to the music in the park. On Pioneer Day, free parking and continuous free shuttle service will be available from 23rd & Center Sts. (Gitman Bros. parking lot) in Ashland to Pioneer Tunnel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pioneer Tunnel is located at 19th & Oak Sts. in Ashland, Schuylkill County, just off State Route 61. For more information, call 570-875-3850.
To arrange a group tour, call today: 570-875-3850
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ASHLAND COMMUNITY ENTERPRISES
19 th & Oak Sts. Ashland, Pennsylvania, 17921
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