Clover Hose plans picnic
MOUNT CARMEL - The Clover Hose Fire Companyplans to hold an old-fashioned street picnic this summer. The idea and plans have been discussed and finalized over the past few months at Clover Hose meetings.
Sam Cimino, committee chairman, said the picnic will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. July 4, 5 and 6. Live bands and entertainment will be featured. Festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. July 4 with a costume and pet parade with a patriotic theme. Prizes will be awarded. So far, the bands scheduled to perform and entertain are Deuce from 7 to 10 p.m. July 4 and Pandora from 7 to 10 p.m. July 5. The committee is looking for a '50s and '60s theme band for July 6.
Company officials said help is needed to make the picnic a success. There will be food, games and beverage stands.Clover Hose members and non-members who can help should contact Cimino. Everyone is welcome to attend the picnic meetings, which are held the second Monday of the month at the fire company.
The Clover Hose annual Easter egg hunt will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Mount Carmel Baseball Complex. All children up to 10 years old are welcome. Every child receives a prize.
The Clover Hose is also sponsoring a spring food drive from now until Easter. Containers are located at the Clover Hose and stores and businesses in the area. All donations go to area residents.
The Clover Hose Company regrets that the traditional fireworks for this summer are canceled due to lack of funds and donations. Money is still owed and is being paid on for last year's fireworks.