August 10, 2022

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

It was all about the young ones, vintage vehicles, bikes and additional for Entertaining on Wheels Working day on Saturday that was sponsored by Leechburg Volunteer Fireplace Corporation.

Quite a few volunteer fireplace departments canceled gatherings during the covid-19 pandemic. To make up for dropped time, Leechburg firefighters introduced an event that wasn’t a key fundraiser but a local community get-alongside one another.

The 10-hour extravaganza highlighted a flurry of gatherings.

“We wanted to give back again to the group and see them again out,” said Melissa Aller, a hearth division trustee who structured the gatherings. The event was far more local community outreach than a fundraiser, explained Brian Scott, hearth organization president.

Leechburg firefighters explained they desired to give the community some things they would like to do — like pet infant goats and try to eat totally free scorching canines, cotton candy and Kona shaved ice. And, of course, contact a hearth truck.

Grown ups received a classic automobile demonstrate, bicycle night and stay tunes in the course of the afternoon and into the evening

Specialty things turning the heads of children and older people alike were being strawberry pretzels and other gourmet cupcakes served up by Rittner’s Farmhouse Bakery.

Lyla Atwood, 3, of Leechburg, tentatively held a cup of foods for a smaller herd of youthful goats. She became their instantaneous good friend and requested her father Mike Atwood to help.

“She needed to arrive right here to see the ponies and feed the goats,” Atwood said. “It’s good to hold the hometown thriving,” he claimed of the festivities.

Shirley Otwell of Leechburg brought her terrific-grandson ,Sylas Ward, 18 months years old, and spouse and children early Saturday.

“We arrived to see the animals and the fireplace vans,” she explained. “It’s early and it is a stunning working day,” Otwell explained, “Plus, we want to assist our fireplace department.”

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

Abundant Hill of Monroeville brought his common 1971 Chevrolet truck to his camp in Schenley, Gilpin Township, then to the hearth company vehicle present on Saturday.

“I enjoy looking at all of the autos and vehicles and hearing them,” he claimed.

Bob Sweitzer of Bethel and Barb Snyder of Jefferson Township show up at car reveals with Sweitzer’s typical Corvette all through the area.

“We appreciate hunting at the automobiles … and the persons,” Snyder reported.

The Leechburg fireplace company’s future massive general public occasion will be their annual carnival functioning from Sept. 20-24.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Evaluate team writer. You can contact Mary at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter .