Boro Blast set to ring in 2022 at Mainstreet Park

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Ring in the New Year at Mainstreet Park in downtown Waynesboro on Friday, Dec. 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for the 2022 Boro Blast, and you can make it home in time to watch the ball drop.

“This is the fourth year we have done a New Year's Eve activity," said Bill Kohler, director of economic development for Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. "Last year it was more of a drive-through event where folks could pick up the goodie bag."

Events for the evening kick off at 3 p.m. with a showing of "Frozen 2" at the Waynesboro Theatre, located at 75 W. Main St.

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Following the movie, at 5 p.m., championship ice carver, Danny Kissel will be doing a live demonstration, chipping away ice at Mainstreet Park to make a featured sculpture.

Kissel, of Newville, Pennsylvania, gained national recognition when he won the Food Network’s “Outrageous Pumpkins” competition in October of 2020.

Ice carver, Danny Kissel, is pictured here creating an ice sculpture at a past Boro Blast in downtown Waynesboro
Ice carver, Danny Kissel, is pictured here creating an ice sculpture at a past Boro Blast in downtown Waynesboro

"He is an amazing guy and just an entertainer," Kohler said. "He usually brings two blocks of ice to carve, and it's always a surprise; he is very creative."

Be sure to stick around in-between events to enjoy some barbecue from B&B as well as enjoy hot chocolate from Christine's Cafe. RS Entertainment will be providing music on the stage during the evening.

Those in attendance can register to win gift cards to local businesses given away throughout the evening, Kohler said. "We will be giving away several hundreds of dollars worth as well as Mainstreet Waynesboro swag items."

Wrapping up the evening, at 7p.m. the lowering a giant sneaker, honoring the retirement of Barb Chandler, owner of James Shoes, will take place as well as 800 balloons will be dropped at Mainstreet Park.

Balloons are set to be dropped at a past Boro Blast where a giant 'Waynesburger' was dropped at Mainstreet Park.
Balloons are set to be dropped at a past Boro Blast where a giant 'Waynesburger' was dropped at Mainstreet Park.

"We wanted to honor all that Barb has done over the years," Kohler said. “The weather is supposed to be really nice, so we are really looking forward to everyone coming out and having some fun. There is plenty of room for people to hang out."

2022 sponsors are F&M Trust and McDonald’s of Waynesboro, AFS Insurance & Financial Services and Donegal Financial Group and First Energy.

For more information on the Boro Blast and the events, visit www.Mainstreet Waynesboro.org or call 717-762-0397.

This article originally appeared on Waynesboro Record Herald: Waynesboro: Mainstreet Park in downtown set to host 2022 Boro Blast

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