North Coventry Provides A Fun-Filled Fourth
POTTSTOWN PA – North Coventry Township firefighters have been at it for decades. Year after year, they occupy the week running up to and including the observance of Independence Day with scream- and laugh-filled amusement rides, tempting and tasty things to eat, and games of skill meant to challenge mere mortals and reward those who prove to be above-average.
It’s no surprise, then, that the 2015 edition of their annual Firemen’s Fair, held Monday though Saturday (June 29 to July 4) again kept thousands of people entertained and happy. Friday night, when the fair also presented a fireworks show, found the fire company’s Route 724 grounds (at top) jammed with people.
All the usual staples of such a week were in place: a ferris wheel (above), the “Spin-Out” (below), and other gyrating, looping, colorful creations guaranteed to leave their passengers giddy and queasy at the same time.
Brightly-lit games, foods, and rides all were positioned to overload the senses (below) no matter the direction visitors turned.
Lots of people, including the girl above, tried their hand at mastering what looked to be a simple skill: putting a ping-pong ball into the mouth of a glass bowl. Many quickly learned it wasn’t as easy as it seemed.
And as two hungry boys demonstrated (below), finding something edible took no time at all. Vendors served up everything from funnel cakes to fries, from sodas to shakes, and from burgers to brats. There was enough candy and ice cream to supply birthday parties for years to come … all in celebration of America’s own birthday.
Despite some occasional light rain, the night ended with a glorious fireworks display.