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Irvona's Old Home Week opens tomorrow
Monday, May 13, 2013
By Terry Whetstone Staff Writer
IRVONA - Old Home Week returns to Irvona this week. Carnival season is upon us as the rides, food booths and games are setting up at Elderberry Park in anticipation of tomorrow night's opener. This year the festivities will again kick off at 6 p.m. nightly.
The event is a fundraiser for Irvona Fire Co. and includes musical entertainment and more taking place.
Friday the annual fire queen contest will take place at 6 p.m. at the Irvona Fire Hall. The contest is open to all girls age 16-18 living in the Irvona Fire Co. coverage area, which includes Irvona Borough and Beccaria, Chest and Jordan Townships. Girls must be 16 by Aug. 17 and cannot be older than 18 by Aug. 17. To register, contact Tammy Spencer at 672-3933 by 9 p.m. May 16.
Friday night, Bob E. Day will be on hand playing music throughout the night.
Saturday, the parade will be held with line up at 3 p.m. on Upper Rose Street with the parade stepping off at 4 p.m. and heading down Rose Street to White Street, to Julia Street, and down Julia Street to Dorsey Avenue (state Route 53) to Rose Street, where vehicles can park behind the announcers stand and head into the park.
Parade divisions include: Engines through 2000; Engines 2001-2006; engines 2007-present; Rescue; Tanker; Brush and specialty unit: including quick response service unit, ambulance, aerial squad, etc.
It is also open to any and all organizations and businesses wishing to participate, including bands, baton groups, ball teams, churches, and more.
The fire company is asking those who do enter to provide information for the announcer to read, to let the crowd know a little more about them and their organization or business.
The carnival grounds will open after the parade.
A band is scheduled to entertain on Saturday night.
Anyone wishing to participate in the carnival and or parade should contact representatives from Irvona Fire Co.
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