The Merrimac Community Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, in Merrimac Memorial Park.

There are many activities: 5K run, helicopter rides, a water sky show, bingo, a raffle, horse shoes plus food and music.

Merrimac United Methodist Church will sell ice cream and sandwiches from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. They will also offer a barbecue chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The park is at 145 Front St., in Merrimac located at the corner Hwy 78 and Front Street. This is a fund raiser for building community parks. Visit .

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