Among the many attractions and events planned for the Wellsville Days celebration Sept. 15-16, festival-goers will have a chance to own a piece of Heartland art. A 22-inch by 30-inch drawing, "Warm Autumn Colors," by Elizabeth ``Grandma'' Layton will be auctioned off at noon on Sept. 15. The proceeds earned at the auction will benefit the Wellsville Library.
The festival lineup for Sept. 15, a Saturday, will feature a breakfast of biscuits and gravy at Mason's Hall, a one-mile fun run, 5-kilometer run, main parade and children's parade. Almost 100 craft and food booths are expected to exhibit and sell their wares throughout the day.
At 1 p.m. that day, several events will get under way. Children's games, such as the water balloon and egg toss and turtle and frog races will take place at Nitchers Building and golf enthusiasts can compete for the longest and most accurate drive at the soccer fields from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The tractor pull will kick off with stock tractors, followed by mini rods at 3 p.m.
Wellsville residents will be dancing in the streets Saturday evening to the music of "Legal Tender" from 8 p.m. until midnight.
On Sept. 16, a Sunday, the celebration will feature a sand volleyball competition at Saddle Club Park starting at 8 a.m. The Firemen's Dinner at Sixth and Main will be served at noon, followed by go-cart races on Main Street at 1 p.m. Visitors to the festival will get a reprieve from the heat at the afternoon ice cream social.
A co-ed softball tournament will take place both days. For more information, or to register for any of the competitive events, call 883-4616 or 883-4593.