BRIGHTON — Community members have the opportunity to discover “The Legend of Brighton” this weekend during the 109th annual Whoopee Days.
Nancy Adrian, member of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, said it’s an event the town looks forward to every year. She said a town like Brighton having an event for 109 years is quite a feat and a responsibility the town does not take lightly.
“It kind of puts the pressure on people when it gets to be this many years and I’m just really glad when people step up,” she said. “All work and no play makes it kind of a long day, so when you can all get together and celebrate your hometown, it makes it kind of special.”
New this year are the dunk tank, kids’ blow-up bull rides, a clown and a variety of musical talents. Adrian said she thinks it’s important to incorporate new events every year because it encourages new crowds of people to come out and enjoy the celebration.
“It adds variety to the schedule and I think it keeps people excited,” she said.
That excitement carries through all four days of Whoopee Days which begin Thursday, June 13, and continue through Sunday, June 16. Adrian says she hopes to see many people out to enjoy the weekend because community support is what will keep the event going for 109 more years.
“It’s nice to support your small communities when possible,” she said. “It takes a lot to put events like this on.”