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Duncansville Celebrates Annual Community Days


Last updated 7/24/2019 at 8:33pm

Gary M. Baranec

Barry Davis of Duncansville brought his restored 1948 Ford Pickup truck to the Duncansville Community Days' celebration Friday, July 19, that offered among other things an antique and classic car show. Davis, a long-time Herald subscriber, grew up in Martinsburg.

Duncansville Mayor Lloyd Forshey and an ambitious volunteer group work diligently for nearly a year to bring three days of celebration to Duncansville. This year, Duncansville residents and surrounding communities came to enjoy traditional Community Day activities in a newly renovated Memorial Park.

Revitalized with new paved, handicapped accessible walking paths, bridges, rain gardens to help with past flooding issues, upgraded baseball fields and more, the park welcomed visitors from Thursday, July 18, through Saturday, July 20.

Jill Brubaker Reigh

Duncansville Volunteer Fire Company volunteers Zach Hazlett (left), Dylan Zeiders and Terry Conerby (back) cook barbecue chicken Saturday, July 20, at Duncansville Community Days. The fire company is celebrating 125 years of service.

Duncansville Volunteer Fire Company was celebrating 125 years of service with a firemen's parade on Thursday, then its traditional chicken barbecue on Saturday morning. Ten additional non-profit organizations were selling food all weekend.

Live music, all free of charge, presented each evening, included Family Night, Beach Night and Dance Party Night. The entertainment opportunities were everywhere, and ranged from Bingo to Piggy Races, a dunking booth, Thursday's annual car cruise-in, and a children's petting zoo.

Allegheny Township Fire and Life Safety trailer was parked on the stage side of the park. This traveling trailer helps township firemen teach children how to safely escape a smoke-filled room. The top tip is to always have two ways out of a room. They teach children inside the demo house then fill the room with smoke to test their abilities to find a safe exit.

Saturday's closing musical act, "R2B2 rock-n-roll show," covered music from the '70s through today with songs easily recognizable. R2B2 kept the crowd energized while they waited for darkness that brought the annual closing event, a dazzling fireworks display.


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