In honor of their association's 30th anniversary, the Walnut Street Playground Association will hold a 30th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday from 5-10 p.m. on the playground.

The previously scheduled event in August was rained out. The playground is located at 125 S. Walnut Street in Slatington, and parking is available across the street in the Municipal & Vigilant Fire Company parking lots.

Join the association for a night of food, games, contests, music and karaoke. Featured food vendors will be Jon Rinker selling cheese stakes, pork BBQ, & pulled pork sandwiches; Tara Jenkins Italian Ices; and the playground will be selling hot dogs, soda, and water out of the refreshment stand.

For the music lovers in attendance, they can dance and sing the night away listening to the sounds of DJ Skittlez. Throughout the night a variety of games and contests and raffles will be available. Enjoy a 30th Anniversary cupcake.

One of the main contests will be sidewalk chalk drawing contest, sponsored by Crayola, and judged by Slatington Mayor Walt Niedermeyer. Other contests include, bean bag, ring toss, minigolf putting and free throw shooting at the basketball court. Old-fashioned games include beanbag, ring toss, fishpond and more! The Northern Lehigh Community Center will be doing hula hooping and arts and crafts, and the NLYAA Football cheering will be doing face painting and tattoos.

Until Sept. 8, think of your favorite memory at the Roosevelt/Walnut Street Playground, where the association will have a memory board to write favorite memories and attach them to the wall of the refreshment stand. A display of old pictures from the playground and a history of the playground and association will be available for viewing by the public.

Check our page out on Facebook Walnut Street Playground Association for the latest information, additions and schedule of events for the celebration.

In the event of rain, the celebration will be held indoors at the Vigilant Fire Company, 110 S. Walnut Street in Slatington.

For more information, or groups wishing to set up/participate in the festivities, please call Robert at (610) 554-4099.