Edinboro University and the Borough of Edinboro are gearing up for an evening of community fun at the second annual Boro Fest on Friday, April 26, from 5 – 9 p.m. in downtown Edinboro.
The event marks roughly halfway to Edinboro University’s homecoming, when the streets of downtown Edinboro will be filled with community and university celebrations.
Boro Fest was the brainchild of Edinboro University faculty member Tim Thompson, who then transitioned the event to his colleague Melissa Gibson and students in her Event Planning classes. Gibson’s students planned the main portions of the event, including contests that benefit various charities.
“The students have planned a wing-tasting contest to benefit Boro Women and Family Services, kid’s games to benefit the ANNA Shelter, and a cornhole tournament to benefit Shriner’s Hospital,” said Gibson.
Students enrolled in General McLane’s Ice House Entrepreneurship Program will partner with the Flying Scots Disc Golf Club to host a disc golf putting contest in the Nature’s Outlet area.
Edinboro alumnus Jason Lavery will be on hand to serve up a variety of beer choices from Lavery Brewing Company, located in Erie, Pa. Several food trucks, including The Chameleon and Clark’s Concession Italian Ice & Ice Cream, will offer tasty treats.
DJ Dylan Baumgartner of Baumgartner Lights and Sound will provide music throughout the evening.
“This truly is a communitywide event,” Gibson said. “Boro Fest is open to all ages and blends together university members, community members, high school students, and local merchants.”
For more information email Melissa Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.