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The Way I See It/Celebration Time

The aroma of barbecued chicken is drifting over the town, the streets are filling with people, and you can see the excitement and anticipation on most every kid's face.

It's that special time in Wyalusing that comes every summer.

It's celebration week.

No question about it. The Wyalusing Firemen's Carnival, which opens next week, is the most festive time in this community, and it's been that way for years.

Holding the honor of Bradford County's largest firemen's carnival, Wyalusing's annual celebration brings more people to our community than any other single event.

For most people, the carnival is a time of fun and games, but for the folks who work to pull the whole thing off, celebration week boils down to lots of hard work and long hours.

As you walk through the carnival grounds, you'll see people that you don't normally associate with the fire company staffing the various booths and performing dozens of other tasks. It's this spirit of cooperation that really makes Wyalusing's carnival such an outstanding success.

Carnival week is a special time of year that, for most of us, seems to come and go too quickly. When the festive week ends, it signals the rapid approach of the new school year and the waning weeks of summer.

Carnival week is also a crucial time for our local fire company. The money earned is what pays for the trucks and other equipment needed to protect our homes and businesses. So think of the money you spend at this year's carnival not only as money well-spent for food, fun and entertainment, think of it as an insurance premium that goes a long way toward bringing a large measure of protection to our community.

With that in mind, there's likely no better way to drop a few dollars and have a great time while you're doing it.

See you at the carnival.

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