Locals flocked to Emmaus Community Park for food and fun despite steamy weather conditions.
For the first time in many years, "Emmaus Community Day" was revived on Sat., July 23 as hundreds of attendees enjoyed music by live performers, participated in sporting events, dunked a few borough councilmen and ate tasty foods. Later in the day, a group of veteran Emmaus baseball players joined together to recall the good old days on the field during an "Old Timers" baseball game. Emmaus Ambulance Corps members were on site to keep everyone cool and safe as they offered free Powerade, cold towels and free misting fans. An ambulance was also ready in case of any emergencies. Later in the evening, DJ Dutch, (a.k.a. Emmaus Borough Councilman Brent Labenberg), rocked the Arts Pavilion with the latest dance tunes to close the event.
The popular dunk tank was the place to be.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mary Youtz
Monday, July 25, 2011
There was no question the dunk tank was the best place to be during Emmaus Community Day on Saturday. Emmaus Borough Council members and candidates took turns getting dunked and it left them grinning. “I’ve been getting pretty wet up here,” said Giovanni Landi, a Republican candidate for council. “Having a dunk tank is a good idea in 100-degree weather,” agreed Jeff Shubzda of the Emmaus Parks and Recreation Commission, which sponsored the day’s events in Emmaus Community Park. Brent Labenberg, a 16-year member of Emmaus Borough Council, took a turn in the dunk tank as his two sons lined up to take a shot. “They don’t want to dunk their dad,” Labenberg said. “I’ll make them do chores.” But that didn’t deter Drew, 15, and Darren, 14, who …