Wyoming celebrates this weekend

Stagecoach Days visitors should expect detour on Highway 61


Wyoming’s annual celebration begins Friday night, Sept. 14 with a showing of the movie “The Lorax” in Goodview Park at dusk.

All aboard! Stagecoach Days revelers hopped a ride through downtown Wyoming in 2011. (File photo)

A good way to access the park during road construction is to take US-8 to Greenway and turn right on Goodview Ave.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Lions are sponsoring a pancake breakfast at the Wyoming City Hall between 8 and 11 a.m.

Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee will be served. Freewill donations will be collected, along with old eyeglasses and hearing aids to help people in need.

This event funds the scholarships presented to high school seniors each year.  New members are welcome and can get membership applications at the breakfast.

The Maranatha Road Race half marathon, 5K and fun run will have staggered start times.  The half marathon ($40 on race day) starts at 8 a.m., the 5K ($30) at 8:30, and the kids’ fun run ($5) at 10.

Because of road construction, remember to approach Maranatha from the south. US-61 is closed at the north entrance.

Most of the day’s events take place in downtown Wyoming, near the intersection of Felton Ave. and E. Viking Blvd.

The Wyoming United Methodist Church invites bakers to bring a pie to the church at 5459 E. Viking Blvd. by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday for the pie eating and pie baking contest. Free pie, coffee and booya will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a prize drawing at 2 p.m.

The kiddie parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at Skateboard Park.

The petting zoo will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

A free pig roast, with games and prizes, will begin at 1 p.m at Spirit and Praise Pentecostal Church.

Custom cars and motorcycles will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Lions will hold an afternoon of bingo between noon and 4 p.m.

Inflatables, stagecoach rides, mini golf and train rides will be available.

The main stage, by the water tower, will have entertainment.

Live bands will play at the Cornerstone and at Stars and Strikes.

Finish the day with fireworks in Goodview Park.