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“Wayne Drop,” the official mascot of the Rain Day Festival, is preparing for the 2021 vent, which will be held in College and Fountain Parks in Waynesburg Borough. This year’s Rain Day Festival promises a whole day of food, games, music and entertainment. (Photo courtesy of the Special Events Commission)

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Row 1: Aubree Henderson, 2021 Miss Rain Day Pageant crown bearer. Row 2: Allison Grace Blair, 2020 Miss Rain Day. Row 3: Sophia Moore and Allie Higgins, 2021 Miss Rain Day contestants. Row 4: Emily Bennett and Isabelle Tedrow, 2021 Miss Rain Day contestants. Row 5: Molly Mylan, Jersey Smith and Ashanti Cole, 2021 Miss Rain Day contestants.

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Each year, Baby Rain Day contestants are chosen by the public in the following categories: king, queen, prince and princess. Kings and Queens are from ages 19 months and one day to 5 years old. Prince and Princesses are from one day old to 19 months. Winners in each category are determined by the number of votes received from the public. The contestants’ entries will be displayed at the Special Events Commission booth on Rain Day until 3 p.m.

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WAYNESBURG — Greene County residents will once again flock to downtown Waynesburg on July 29 to celebrate the annual tradition of Rain Day. And those who attend this year’s festivities in hopes of finding a little rain will also find a full slate of activities throughout the day.

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WAYNESBURG – The Central Greene School District continues to be a pathway to the Miss Rain Day title as Loren Schroyer, who will be an eighth-grade student this fall at Margaret Bell Miller Middle School, claimed the title Sunday at the annual pageant, held at Waynesburg Central High School’s auditorium.

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WAYNESBURG – From the first hat bet in 1939 with Pittsburgh sportswriter Al Abrams to last year’s bet with with Bob Huggins, men’s head basketball coach at West Virginia University, many athletes, politicians, musicians, actors and local or regional “celebrities” have been lured into betting a hat that it would not rain on July 29 in Waynesburg.

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When Waynesburg mayor, Brian Tanner, heard Ferris Bueller’s Revenge play during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ ’80s Theme Night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, he liked what he heard so much he suggested to Athena Bowman, Rain Day special events coordinator, that she book the band for Waynesburg’s annual July 29 celebration.

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It’s been several decades since disco was the craze of night club dance floors. But here we are in 2016, and that unmistakable 70s and 80s disco, funk and dance music will be resurrected at Waynesburg’s Rain Day celebration when “Dancing Queen” takes to the upper stage at 7:30 p.m.

Rachel Rohanna will once again host a free junior clinic on Tuesday at Rohanna’s Golf Course.

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On a recent flight from Texas to North Carolina, a woman came so unglued that she tried to open the plane's door. The flight crew had to bind and gag her with duct tape. This was an extreme example of a disturbing trend in air travel: People are becoming unruly or even hysterical.

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There are many amusing and interesting names of places across the land. How about Rough and Ready, Calif.? Or Two Egg, Fla.; Slickpoo, Idaho; Santa Claus, Ind.; Burnt Porcupine, Maine; Hot Coffee, Miss.; Mud Butte, S.D., or Lick Fork, W.Va.? A whole book could be written on unusual names of …

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The attack on the foreign flags at the George C. Marshall Memorial Plaza at Uniontown’s Five Corners – the suspect in the case told police the national emblems had no business flying in the good old U.S. of A. – brings to mind this fact: General-of-the Army Marshall was a nationalist in an i…