Return of Claridge Fair benefits Penn-Trafford Soccer Club; event continues Sunday

Susan S. Johnson

A few of the inflatable rides at the new Claridge Fair in Penn Township ended up nevertheless a very little soaked from the rain early Saturday, but it didn’t gradual down 6-year-aged Nina Garafalo as she quickly descended a slide erected on the fields at the Penn-Trafford Soccer Club advanced.

“It’s nonetheless a ton of exciting,” Garafalo reported.

In addition to rides, numerous video games for young children and older people, dozens of gift baskets were being remaining auctions and there was live new music, foodstuff, specialty drinks and beer out there for grown ups.

Stage acts, foods, rides and games open up at midday Sunday and the 4-working day truthful concludes with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Brandy Supernovich, the mother of Nolan, 10, and Landon, 6, accompanied her two boys to test out the fair offerings and assist the soccer club. Nolan and Landon experienced settled at a stuffed pig race wherever they every selected a contestant. The winner obtained a stuffed animal.

“It’s wonderful. And it’s awesome that it benefits all the small children taking part in the soccer application,” Supernovich reported.

Penn-Trafford Soccer Club director John Daykon stated this is the 1st 12 months the soccer club is internet hosting the good in partnership with the nearby Schoolhouse Tavern at 100 Primary St. The tavern proprietors arranged for the musical acts, beverage and food items and fireworks.

“The (Claridge) Hearth Department used to keep a honest to gain the division a number of many years back, but they no more time did a single so we determined to give it a check out,” Daykon claimed.

“We considered it was a probable way for us to raise cash, give again to the local community,” he claimed. “And it was a very good possibility this calendar year with a return normalcy following the covid pandemic.”

Added benefits extra than 500 youngsters

A lot more than 500 place youngsters ages 4-18 participate in the soccer club’s drop and spring soccer applications.

The previous big fundraising job was for lighting of the a few total-measurement and 1 smaller subject on the 13-acre web page at 100 Kuch Lane.

Next, the club hopes to put in an artificial turf to replace the grass turf cash raised from the reasonable proceeds will go in the organization’s “turf” fund.

Daykon and assistant director Justin Martin mentioned the club did not established a fundraising aim given that it’s the initially yr hosting the truthful.

“We’re somewhat one of a kind in that we possess our individual field,” Martin said. “We’ve been all around because 1981.”

Daykon mentioned the local community response “had been really superior so considerably, but really anticipating substantially larger sized crowds (later on Saturday) and once more Sunday evenings,” he mentioned.

Nearby, the place numerous inflatable rides have been erected on a discipline, directors had the assist of Trey Litz and Rocco Waryas-Writt, the two 11, who live nearby in Export.

Litz reported he loved competing in opposition to Waryas-Writt managing by an inflatable impediment class.

“I like running by way of the obstructions and competing. It’s rather superior,” he stated.

More info is available at the Claridge Fair’s Facebook site.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Evaluate personnel writer. You can call Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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