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BEGIN JUNE 3rd, 2013 - CLICK FOR FULL STORY
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Tickets are in and tents are ordered, the 2013 North East
Firemen's Cherry Festival is almost here! We are only days away from
the beginning of one of the largest fundraisers for the North East
Fire Department. Whether it is the delicious sausage sandwiches,
fresh cut fries, cherry pies, or midway rides, the North East
Firemen's Cherry Festival has something for everyone!!
68th annual festival begins on July 9th, 2013 in beautiful Heard
Park in North East, PA. The festival has served as one
of the largest fundraisers for the North East Fire Department, along
with serving as a celebration of the cherry
industry in North East.
The festival features a nightly ride-a-rama special, with advance sale
tickets available for only $15 pre-sale!!! For those who cannot
obtain the pre-sale tickets, there are tickets available on the festival
grounds, for $18 a ticket. Ride-a-rama is the best value for
the money, and allows the ticket holder to ride their favorite
rides an unlimited number of times within the
hours of the ride-a-rama.
In addition to the nightly ride-a-rama, the
festival will be featuring the annual Cherry Queen crowning ceremony
on Thursday, July 11th, at 6:30pm on the Heard Park stage. The
Cherry Queen candidates are selected by the faculty, staff and students of
the North East High School. From there, several interviews with
a panel of judges comprised of business owners, teachers, and affluent
individuals in the North East community will widdle the candidates down
to the final 5 contestants, known as the Cherry Court. From
that court, on Thursday night, one will be
selected as Cherry Queen.
And the festival wouldn't be the same without
one of the largest firemen's parades in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The parade kicks off on Saturday at 4pm, and will fill
Main Street in downtown North East with bands, drum and bugle
corps, performers, floats, and emergency vehicles of all
shapes, colors, and sizes.
Of course, the festival wouldn't be the
festival without the "famous" foods from the North East Fire
Department. Whether it be the "boiled then grilled" sausage sandwich, the piping hot
fries, hand spun cotton candy, or the extensive variety of
homemade foods from the Ladies Auxillary, there is no limit to
satisfying your cravings with one of our culinary creations. In addition
to the North East Fire Department tents, many local and national
food vendors will be on site to serve
all your carnival favorites.
This year, the North
East Firemen's Cherry Festival will be featuring rides from J&J Amusements.
J&J Amusements is based out of Ohio, and has branded itself
the "Midway of Fun". With rides of all shapes and sizes,
they are sure to provide a midway for
kids of all ages.
With the great foods, exciting rides, large parade, and family
fun, how could someone pass up this festival? We hope to
see you July 9th through 13th in beautiful
downtown North East, PA.