What brings a community together more than the local fireman’s fair and parade? For 58 years our local Volunteer Fire Department has been attracting residents to its annual parade and fireworks display. For the second straight year LHTC Broadband participated in the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department’s 58th Annual Fireman’s Fair Parade. The parade, which is an hour long, features firetrucks, antique cars, and of course this year, our float! This parade even has its own judging stand for Best Rescue/Squad Truck, Best Pumper Truck, Best Band, Best Show Car, Best Equestrian, Best Novelty and Judges Choice. The variety and excitement of the parade is enjoyable to kids and adults alike.
Last year was our first appearance in the parade and our float was a replica of what a typical home in the LHTC Broadband area would look like. This year our Marketing Department decorated one of our company trucks in a luau theme. The front of the truck was decorated with flowers and sea life, while the bed of the truck was decorated with birds, palm trees, and tiki torches; this gave the truck a real luau feel! It rained earlier in the day and the forecast didn’t look good for the start of the parade either. Fortunately the weather held off and the kids on the float threw candy along the parade route. Unfortunately our truck didn’t win, but don’t worry, we’ll be back again next year with a new float!
As you’ve probably have heard, LHTC Broadband broke ground back on July 12th, 2018 for their new corporate headquarters in Donegal. Construction began in August and lasted until late October. Due to the winter weather, construction was put on hold from December through February. In March, the weather finally broke, and construction began once again. By late April, the shell of the first floor was completed and construction of the second floor began. As of early June, the second floor was is nearly complete, and work on the roof will begin soon. If all goes according to plan, the building should be completed by October of this year. The corporate building will be home to both business offices that are currently located in Stahlstown and Indian Head, as well as, the radio studios for 97.3 Lite FM Latrobe and 98.7 Jack FM Greensburg. As progress continues, we will be sure to keep you updated so be sure to check back to see how the construction progresses.
The 58th annual Chestnut Ridge Community VFC Fireman’s Fair will be held on July 8th – July 13th, 2019, at the Flax Scutching Grounds in Stahlstown, PA. This year LHTC Broadband will be sponsoring the fireworks show. The fireworks show will be on Saturday, July 14th, at 11:00pm. Admission this day will be $5 a car or $2 walk in. LHTC Broadband will also be providing Wi-Fi throughout the fairgrounds the entire week. The fair opens every night at 6:30pm, with rides, starting on Wednesday-Saturday, starting 7:00pm and lasting until 10:00pm. The first day of the fair, Monday July 8th, is the Kid’s Power Wheels Derby, which is for ages 4-10. On Tuesday July 9th, the Katelyn Rose Band will be performing. On Wednesday, July 10th, there will be music provided by DJ Rick Achhammer. Parade Day is on Thursday, July 12th, starting at 7:00. Be sure to look for the LHTC Broadband float!! The Garden Tractor Pulls are on Friday, July 13, which are provided by Listie Grove. Be sure to come out and support the CRCVFC. All proceeds benefit the CRCVFC. We hope to see you at the fair!