The 2000 Lykens Firemen?s Carnival was held June 20th through June 24th. The year?s event featured a performance by the internationally famous Platters.
The Platters were the most successful vocal group of the Golden Era of Rock ?N? Roll. Their music, the style and delivery, has proven durable and timeless. Their music is perhaps the most copied, in form, content, style, and arrangement, of any in the world. The Platters became virtually unprecedented international ambassadors of goodwill for the United States, receiving almost universal acclaim and enthusiasm for their simple messages of love and romance. They spent 211 uninterrupted weeks on the charts, and became the first group with a Top Ten LP. Their first hit, ?Only You?, followed with ?The Great Pretender (Song of the Year), plus many others.
The Mahoney Brothers performed their ?Jukebox Heroes" show on Wednesday night. Among the musical legends that were chronicled in ?Jukebox Heroes? were a young Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Rick Nelson, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and more! The Mahoney Brothers offer incredible show-stopping impersonations.
The week?s entertainment was Liberty Hose Co. No.2 Band on Tuesday night, The Mahoney Brothers on Wednesday night, The Platters on Thursday night, The Outlaws and Crazy Elmer Show on Friday night, and The McKabes on Saturday night.
Entertainment in the social club was East Coast Invasion on Fiday night, performing music of the 50?s, 60?s, and 70?s, and The Sound Commission on Saturday night, a great variety music band.
Back again that year were our Longaberger Basket stand and our Beanie Babies stand. Longaberger Baskets could be won at the pick of a ticket! Beanie Babies could be won with a spin of the wheel!
A parade started off the carnival on Tuesday night at 7:00P.M. Wednesday night was family night, when children could ride from 7 to 10 o'clock p.m. for $7.00. Rides were provided by Otto?s Amusements.
We would like to thank the area businesses for helping sponsor the entertainment. A good time was had by everyone who came out and enjoyed the good food, games, and rides, and who helped to support the Lykens Fire Company. All proceeds raised from the carnival helped support fire prevention and protection for Lykens and its surrounding areas.