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Trentonfest set for Friday, Saturday

The ninth annual Trentonfest is set for Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 at Trenton Community Park.

Activities planned for 2015 include music, food and drinks, a tractor pull, 5K, Wifflepalooza and more.

The first official activity kicking-off the weekend is a Glow in the Dark Fun 5K. Walkers, runners, first-time 5Kers, strollers and everyone else are invited to this new event, which is set on Friday, Sept. 11. Check-in and race-day registration is at 6 p.m. The run will start at 7p.m. It will start and finish at the park. Proceeds will benefit the Trenton Park Boosters. Cost is $30.

The great thing about the Glow 5K, besides the fact that all participants get glow accessories when they arrive, is that this not a timed event. Male and female prizes will go to brightest participants and unique apparel. Also, because the date on which the 5K lands, organizers wanted to honor and remember 9/11. So, a prize will be awarded for best 9/11 recognition. Lastly, prizes will be awarded for most junior and senior participants.

Saturday’s activities include the famous Wifflepalooza. Last year, more than 36 teams came together to spend an awesome Saturday of fellowship, friendly competition, and Wiffle ball. Teams of three or four people are invited to gather together to try to put their stamp on the Wifflepalooza trophy. Entry fee is $30 per person and includes a T-shirt, two drink tickets and entry into the event.

Along with Wifflepalooza, Trentonfest is hosting its inaugural Olympalooza, which will entail Trenton’s own “Park Olympics.” Teams of six to 10 will compete in a variety of events, including human Foosball, egg toss, co-ed Wiffle ball, bags, washers, potato sack races, and many more. Entry fee is $30 per person and includes a T-shirt, two drink tickets and entry into the event, but space is limited.

For more information concerning Glow in the Dark Fun 5K, Wifflepalooza or Trentonfest, contact Dave Brandmeyer, (618) 698-4957, Jake Brandmeyer, (618) 698-4955, or visit the Trenton Park Boosters Facebook page.

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