Warren Center Firemen’s Field Days This Friday and Saturday
It doesn't matter where you live now but there's something about going back to your hometown and that's why I look forward to this event every year.
The Firemen Field Days are at my hometown of Warren Center, Pa. and if you go to "Meet the DJ's" and click on my face, you can see what my life long goal has always been. Here's a hint....It has to do with the Fireman's Field Days.
The Warren Center Firemen Field Days is one of the two places that I got my start as an "announcer" and it's going on this weekend. By the way, the other place was Howdy Jones Ballpark in Little Meadows but that's a story for another day.
I would announce and play music on the midway while the Hee-Haw and Talent show was happening inside the community building. One of my "clever" announcements was, "The country is going on inside but the rock-n-roll is going on outside."
Yes, it was before the days that I saw the light and went to the country side of music. Unfortunately my "clever" announcing has not gotten better.
This year's theme is "Heroes" and it kicks off Friday around 6 p.m. with a fireworks show at dark. Saturday includes a parade that starts at 7 p.m. They have food including the best chicken BBQ around, I might be biased but it's true.
The field days have brought me such awesome memories and this year it'll take on a different one. One of the memories that I have is playing bingo and maybe you're saying really BINGO at the field days.
The reason is Mary Vandervort would call the numbers and whenever she picked the ball N-40, she would say "40" in a falsetto voice and everybody (including me) would repeat it. I would even say "40" when she wasn't calling the game.
This will be the first year that Mary won't be there. We lost her November 13th, 2017 and we all miss her so much. So here's to you Mary..."40."
The field days is an annual event held Father's Day weekend to benefit the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Company with the proceeds helping maintain the fire department. Speaking of Father's, I'm proud to say that my Dad has been a volunteer for as long as I can remember.
Where else can you go and pitch a dime to win a dish or cup? Tara saves her dimes all year for this game and we usually go home with around 20 treasures from this game.
To find out more about the Field Days and the Volunteer Fire Department, go here. Apparently you can go home again and I look forward to seeing the fireworks with my family on Friday night. I hope to see you and we'll miss you this year Mary.