The Cy Young Festival Committee is inviting area residents to come be a part of this year’s Cy Young Days Festival / Dean Chance Memorial Parade

The Annual Cy Young Days Festival Parade will be Saturday June 23, at 6 p.m. with line-up beginning at 5 p.m. Please consider decorating units with a baseball theme.

Pre-register before Monday, June 11. There are no entry fees. Line up at Newcomerstown High School. Please come down Beaver Street to Oak Street. Check in will be on Beaver Street after 4:30 p.m.

For information, call Karen Shepherd at 740-227-1082 or Janet Chaney at 740 498-4545. Leave a message or email

Lineup is as follows: Cy Young Award Winner, Queens, Band, Ball Teams, Vintage Vehicles, Commercial/Political, Horses, Non Profit/Church Organizations, Heavy Equipment, Fire and Rescue. Lineup is subject to change.

Per the organization’s insurance, they cannot allow candy or other items to be thrown from vehicles. Any group wishing to hand out anything must have walkers alongside the vehicles to hand out things to spectators. Organizers said tossing candy can be dangerous, especially for small children who may run out in traffic to retrieve the candy.

Attention Queens!

Cy Young Days Festival Queens contest is being planned for Thursday, June 21, at Olde Main Street Museum with the crowning on Friday, June 22, opening night of Festival, on the Canal Street stage.

Anyone who was ever wanted to be a Festival Queen, Princess, or Mini Queen can check out Queens Contest Application, Bio Sheet and Contest Rules that were printed in last week’s Newcomerstown News. They can also be found on the festival’s website under forms. Please read fully and feel free to contact Queens Contest Coordinator, Riki Johnson, at 330-401-8489 or