BIG FLATS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Big Flats Community Days are making their return for the 69th year on Thursday, September 14th.  Events run through the weekend, and fun for the whole family is expected.

There will be a craft fair, a Miss Twin Tiers pageant, a fireman's water ball contest, a variety of different rides, and more.  This event has been running for several years, and community attendance is always high.  Event organizers say they are excited for another fun filled weekend.

"The highlight is always fireworks, people love to come out for fireworks. we have great rides here, and we have lots of great food, this is a community event, and proceeds from this event support projects here at the park in Big Flats," said Dieter Vonahn, president of Big Flats Community Days.

Past community days have funded projects around the town of Big Flats and in various parks.  Projects have included playground equipment, lighting for walking paths, new banners and American flags, fencing, and landscaping.

The schedule of events for the weekend can be found here.