The 1969 Block Party was held less than two weeks after the return of the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned mission to land on the Moon, during which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. The annual street carnival of Liberty Hose Company No. 2 was not quite as exciting, but it was hoped that the relaxing effects would be beneficial to the local populace. The firemen donned their vendor's aprons and barked in raucous tones from within their stands, as the Block Party was held on the street in the immediate vicinity of the firehouse from Wednesday, August 6th through Saturday, August 9th.
The appetizing odor of burgers and hot dogs frying in onions added a bit of zest to the August evenings as parents treated their children to a last fling before September heralded the return of school days.
The entertainment started on Wednesday night with a performance by the Liberty Hose Company Band. Little Andy's Popular Dance Band was the featured entertainment for Thursday night, with a street dance held in conjunction, where cash prizes were awarded to the best participating couples. The Hegins Community Band performed on Friday night, and the Williamstown Military Band entertained the crowd on Saturday night.
Other Year's Block Parties
Block Parties, Carnivals, or Street Fairs of some kind have been held by Liberty Hose Company for more than one hundred years. Listed below are the ones for which we have information available online.