Whether it rains or not, Waynesburg will be drenched with things to see, do and hear on July 29.
Waynesburg Mayor Brian Tanner said he is very proud to have made this year’s Rain Day Hat Bet with the award-winning KDKA sportscaster Bob Pompeani.
Three young ladies from around Greene County will compete in the 41st annual Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant. Sponsored by Rain Day Scholarship Inc., the competition will begin at 4 p.m. in the Waynesburg Central High School auditorium Sunday, July 28.
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.
One hundred and one years ago, between July 28 and 29, 18 soldiers lost their lives during the battle of Grimpettes Woods, which took place outside of Courmont, France during World War I. All of them were from Greene County. Due to Rain Day, July 29, is a day of celebration in Waynesburg but it is also a day of remembrance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WAYNESBURG – For the third year in a row, a Waynesburg Central High School student was crowned Miss Rain Day when Eden Rogers claimed the title Sunday at the annual Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant held in the Waynesburg Central High School auditorium.
WAYNESBURG — Several hats are being wagered this year as a group of young softball champions and a member of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle are betting it will not rain on Waynesburg’s annual Rain Day celebration.
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.
WAYNESBURG – For the second year in a row, a Waynesburg Central High School student was crowned Miss Rain Day when Bryn Patton claimed the title Sunday at the annual Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant held in the Waynesburg Central High School auditorium.
WAYNESBURG — On Sunday, a 16-year-old Waynesburg Central High School junior became the 42nd young woman to be crowned Miss Rain Day, ending Carmichaels Area High School’s three-year year run of laying claim to the title.
WAYNESBURG — A year ago around this time, five young women stood on the stage in the Stanley Fowler Auditorium at Jefferson-Morgan Junior-Senior High School and waited for the judges to announce who would become Miss Rain Day 2014.
WAYNESBURG — Greene County residents once again will flock to downtown Waynesburg today to celebrate the annual tradition of Rain Day. And those who attend this year’s festivities in hope of finding a little rain also will find a full slate of activities throughout the day.
WAYNESBURG — Those who enjoy a variety of music from the last four decades will be in for a treat when Stonestreet, a top-40 band from Charleston, W.Va., takes to the main stage to wrap up a long day of good food and entertainment at this year’s Rain Day.
JEFFERSON -- Morgan Voithofer, 15, was crowned 2014 Miss Rain Day during the 36th annual Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant, which was held Sunday in the Jefferson-Morrgan High School auditorium.
In a few short days, a new Miss Rain Day will be chosen to reign for the next year as the 36th annual Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant will be held Sunday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the Jefferson-Morgan High School auditorium.
Five young ladies from around Greene County will compete in the 36th annual Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant, which will be held on Sunday, July 27 in the Jefferson-Morgan High School auditorium.
Always looking for someone with celebrity status to enlist in the annual Rain Day hat bet, Mayor Duncan Berryman tapped into his list of contacts and ended up with Hollywood actress Patricia Heaton as his Rain Day opponent.
Giving up extra outs and a short bullpen did in Carmichaels as visiting Mitch's Bail Bonds rallied in the seventh inning for an 8-7 Fayette County Baseball League road victory on June 30.
Chris Sale threw a complete-game, two-hitter Sunday afternoon as the Boston Red Sox avoided the sweep with a 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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