November 27, 2022

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Baby goats, classic cars show up for Leechburg fire department’s ‘Fun’ event

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It was all about the youngsters, vintage vehicles, bikes and additional for Exciting on Wheels Day on Saturday that was sponsored by Leechburg Volunteer Hearth Corporation.

Lots of volunteer fireplace departments canceled situations during the covid-19 pandemic. To make up for lost time, Leechburg firefighters offered an function that wasn’t a main fundraiser but a neighborhood get-together.

The 10-hour extravaganza showcased a flurry of activities.

“We wanted to give back to the community and see them again out,” claimed Melissa Aller, a fireplace office trustee who organized the situations. The party was far more local community outreach than a fundraiser, claimed Brian Scott, hearth company president.

Leechburg firefighters claimed they wanted to give the group some issues they would like to do — like pet toddler goats and eat free warm pet dogs, cotton candy and Kona shaved ice. And, of class, contact a fire truck.

Grown ups obtained a typical car display, bike night time and stay new music throughout the afternoon and into the night

Specialty objects turning the heads of little ones and grownups alike were being strawberry pretzels and other gourmand cupcakes served up by Rittner’s Farmhouse Bakery.

Lyla Atwood, 3, of Leechburg, tentatively held a cup of food stuff for a modest herd of youthful goats. She became their quick pal and asked her father Mike Atwood to assistance.

“She wanted to occur in this article to see the ponies and feed the goats,” Atwood stated. “It’s great to continue to keep the hometown flourishing,” he mentioned of the festivities.

Shirley Otwell of Leechburg introduced her fantastic-grandson ,Sylas Ward, 18 months several years previous, and family members early Saturday.

“We came to see the animals and the fireplace vehicles,” she stated. “It’s early and it is a gorgeous working day,” Otwell claimed, “Plus, we want to help our fireplace office.”

Elvis Presley’s “Jailhouse Rock” and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny Be Good” serenaded the crowd as they perused rows of basic Chevys, Corvettes and many a lot more.

Prosperous Hill of Monroeville introduced his traditional 1971 Chevrolet truck to his camp in Schenley, Gilpin Township, then to the fireplace organization auto clearly show on Saturday.

“I enjoy wanting at all of the cars and trucks and vehicles and listening to them,” he reported.

Bob Sweitzer of Bethel and Barb Snyder of Jefferson Township attend auto exhibits with Sweitzer’s classic Corvette through the location.

“We appreciate seeking at the cars … and the people today,” Snyder mentioned.

The Leechburg fire company’s upcoming big community celebration will be their yearly carnival operating from Sept. 20-24.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Critique workers writer. You can make contact with Mary by electronic mail at [email protected] or by way of Twitter .

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