Summer events are off to a good start


BELGIUM’S SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT season kicked off with two successful events so far this month. Among those attending the Luxembourg American Society Beer Garden on June 8 were (top right photo, back row from left) Lori Kieckhaefer, Jenny Derler, Lisa Altheimer; (front) 5-year-old Hailey Derler, 4-year-old Lucas Altheimer and 2-year-old Scarlett Derler. The Chamber of Commerce’s series called Summer Nights LIVE began on June 1 with music, food and family fun at Community Park, which included a bounce house for children. Among those taking in some of the refreshments were (bottom photo from left) Chris and Lisa Plier and Jim and Michelle Weiland. Photos by Sam Arendt

The Belgium Area Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Summer Nights LIVE event at Community Park on June 1 was hailed as a success. A large crowd enjoyed kickball games, food, imported beer, wine and cider from Luxembourg, Irish music by the band Tuesday Afternoon and blues rock by DocRube.

“This event is exactly what we were hoping to bring to our community,” Chamber Marketing Director Tara Williams said.

The event is the first of three scheduled this summer and was one of the most popular suggestions from a spring brainstorming session involving about 20 community residents, leaders and businesspeople at a kickoff meeting of the state’s Connect Communities program, part of the Main Street program to revitalize downtown areas.

The next two Summer Nights LIVE events will be held Aug. 3 and 31.

Besides Summer Nights LIVE, the Chamber will host a splash pad Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. July 15 at Village Hall, which is National Ice Cream Day. Drinks and ice cream will be available.

On June 7, the Luxembourg American Cultural Society held the first of its two beer gardens. Ryan McIntyre performed for a crowd of about 150 people who enjoyed food and refreshments from Bic’s Place and Cedar Beach Inn.

The next beer garden is Friday, Sept. 7.

Fireworks, baseball tourney on tap

Belgium will hold its annual fireworks display at Heritage Park at about 9:45 p.m. on Friday, June 29. The Cedar Grove-Belgium Athletic Association will hold a baseball tournament from Friday through Sunday.

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