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Music on tap in Yorkville

July 21, 2011
Times Leader

FREE musical entertainment is among the features of the Yorkville Firefighters' Festival now under way.

Scheduled tonight is the group, Streamline & Friends, while performing Friday will be The Fabulous Bender Boys. Music by JFK is scheduled Saturday.

A fire department spokesperson noted that a member of Streamline & Friends is "our friend and fellow EMT/firefighter Johnny Kendjorsky."

Another "hometown boy," Jim Berze, according to the spokesperson, is in the band, JFK.

The festival opened Tuesday with music by a disc jockey, and featured Wednesday was karaoke with DJ Rachel Rock and company.

Festival activities will continue through Saturday, and the firefighters' parade is scheduled that day at 6 p.m.

Midway rides by Calliope Productions are part of the celebration. In addition to rides, concessions and games, there is a variety of food such as wing night planned Friday by the award-winning catering staff of the Tailgaters. In addition to other fare, cabbage noodles, the "Station 84/3 Alarm Burger" and "4-Alarm Dog-Feel the Heat" hot dog are available.

Money from the festivals goes for the purchase of supplies and equipment for the department. The firefighters this year hope to buy a thermal imaging camera to be used on fire scenes to help in detecting heat/sources to help in preventing fires and loss of property. Cost of these cameras ranges from $15,000 to $20,000.

The Yorkville department does not charge for fire and emergency medical services runs.



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