Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Columbia holds National Night Out

Several hundred people attended Columbia's National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Glatfelter's Park.  Dozens of stands representing local businesses and organizations were on display. Susquehanna Fire Company Number 4 (Hambones) demonstrated the Jaws of Life by cuyting apart an vehicle donated by the Midway Collision Shop. Unfortunately, The Life Lion helicopter was unable to appear as schduled, due to a delay in Elizabethtown.

Here, a youngster checked his weight on a vehicle scale.

 CPR manikins were displayed.


Tethered hot-air balloon rides were offered for $5 a passenger.

Vehicles from several fire departments were on display.

 The event was a success, with several hundred people attending.

 Chris Vera represented the Columbia Historic Preservation Society.

 Waterways Conservation Officer Jeff Schmidt showed a variety of specimens.

 Firefighters demonstrated life-saving techniques, using the Jaws of Life to disassemble a vehicle.

 A person in the stands seemed to be making a comment about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 Mayor Lutz (accompanied by Kathy Hohenadel of the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce) led the balloon send-off.

 Onlookers awaited the countdown

 Mayor Lutz, balloon in hand, readied the crowd.

The countdown and send-off

1 comment:

  1. love this, way to go Columbia!!