The 1999 Lykens Firemen?s Carnival was be held June 22nd through June 26th. The year?s event featured a performance by the internationally famous Dovells. The Dovells were the most universally accepted musical comedy act around and were so incredibly original. Their show business experience has enabled them to transcend from simply being musical recording stars to the talented well-rounded stars they are. Their top selling records, such as ?The Bristol Stomp?, ?The Hully Gully?, ?You Can't Sit Down?, and ?Do The New Continental?, in addition to fifteen albums, motion pictures, and television commercials, make them a unique act in show business. The Dovells have performed in almost every major concert hall in the world, and display a oneness on stage of unlimited magnitude.
The week's entertainment included Liberty Hose Co. No. 2 Band on Tuesday night, The Sound Commission on Wednesday night, The Dovells on Thursday night, The McKabes on Friday night, and The Outlaws and Crazy Elmer Show on Saturday night.
Entertainment in the social club was the Mahoney Brothers performing their ?Jukebox Heroes" show on Friday 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 offered incredible show-stopping impersonations. East Coast Invasion was featured in the club on Saturday Night and performed music of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Entertainment for both nights started at 10 o'clock p.m., with a $5.00 cover charge for the Mahoney Brothers Show on Friday night.
Back again that year were our Longaberger Basket stand and our Beanie Baby 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 o'clock p.m. Wednesday night was family night, when children could ride from 7 to 10 o'clock p.m. for $7.00. Advanced ride tickets could be purchased at Don's Food Rite, Deibler's Drug Store in Lykens, the Lykens Borough Office, Lykens Outgrown Shop, Kevin's Place, Bingaman's Exxon, Tower Sales Mini Market in Lykens, and the Liberty Hose Co. Social Club. Tickets were $5.00 per sheet. Rides were provided by Otto's Amusements.
We would like to thank the area businesses for sponsoring 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.
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.