Kirby Park Celebration Draws Crowd

LUZERNE COUNTY—There were rides, plenty of food choices and vendors selling all kinds of things at Wilkes-Barre’s annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration in Kirby Park.

“It’s a very good festival, they bring a lot of people in, i see this year they have more vendors, crafts. Lot of food,” said Jeremy Evans, a food vendor.

“The people, the food, just everything about it is just wonderful,” agreed another vendor, Julie Antonik of Nanticoke.

Wilkes-Barre’s celebration in Kirby Park drew a crowd of hundreds throughout the day.

Many people said they like that it is a family-friendly event.

“We have an older kid and a nephew and they’re running around and I know they’ll be ok,” said Brandy Coolbaugh of Scranton.

This Fourth of July, it was unseasonably cool and windy.

Still, most people did not seem to mind.

“I think it’s perfect because it’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, there’s a nice breeze,” said Kelly Freeman of Kingston.

“The weather is awesome. I like this weather, it’s not hot, it’s not humid,” said Robert Collbaugh of Scranton.

As usual, the celebration in Kirby Park ends with music from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and of course a fireworks display.

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