Sunday, June 27, 2010

ANNUAL New Church Fire Department 4th of July Celebration

REMINDER: Going on TODAY...........ONE DAY ONLY.....


NEW CHURCH -- The New Church Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration this Sunday, June 27, from 5-9:30 p.m. at the New Church firehouse.

Carnival rides, food, and games start at 5 p.m. Rides include the Motorized Swing Ride, Turbo Tubs, Fire Truck Slide, Dalmatian Fireman's Bounce, and Gone Fishing slide. No wrist bands will be sold.

"The Gone Fishing slide is a new ride this year," said Freddy Holland, fire company president. "It is a giant slide that's 30 feet tall and the kids will love it."

Also starting at 5 p.m. will be the rock climbing wall which is always demanding for even the most physically fit older kids and adults. The wall stands 24 feet tall and can hold as many as five climbers at once. Each person will pay $5 per climb.

For the eighth year, the pedal tractor pull for kids takes place at 5:30 p.m.

"The tractor pull is for kids up to age 10 and is free," said Holland. "It's fun to watch the kids working so hard to win with everybody cheering them on."

Barbecued chicken and barbecued pork platters will be available in the food booths. For $6 the chicken platter will include half a barbecued chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, and a roll. The $6 pork platter includes a barbecue pork sandwich, corn-on-the-cob, and coleslaw.

"This is the sixth year we've offered the chicken and pork platters," remarks Holland. "People really enjoy them and we sell out every time."

Clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, boardwalk fries, pizza, funnel cakes, snow cones, ice cream, fried oreos, and fresh strawberry shortcake round out the food line up. Mike Shannon, a well-known local DJ, will provide entertainment throughout the evening.

The famous live auction starts at 7 p.m. and is one of the favorite events of the evening. "As always we have some great auction items and gift certificates donated by local businesses and individuals," says Holland, "and of course we'll auction several cakes made by some of the best cooks around."

Bring your lawn chair to enjoy all the activities including a special slide show at 9:20 p.m. and professional fireworks at 9:30 p.m. "Our fireworks and food are some of the best on the Eastern Shore," said Holland. "In these economic times your local volunteer fire companies need your support more than ever. Please join us for lots of fun this Sunday at the New Church firehouse."

Rain date is Sunday, July 11.

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