New Year's Eve at
the Pagoda on Mount Penn
Pictured above & below:
Our Mountain Folk
Trio began a sing-a-long tradition at Reading and Berks County's
famous Pagoda landmark high atop scenic Mount Penn. Special
thanks to Reading Eagle Newspaper photographer Bill Uhrich for providing us with these
Part of an
annual tradition of launching fireworks from the mountain near the
Pagoda on New Year's Eve, we've been active with this mountain and
the Pagoda with various events since the 250th anniversary of the
City of Reading back in 1998. Click
here for more
information about the unique Pagoda on Mount Penn.
New Year's Eve
2010 into 2011 marked the first time we added a sing-along to the
festivities and the place was packed, people sang out loud and clear
and there was a truly wonderful vibe in the air as we counted down
the old year into the new with music, clapping and smiles, and then
launched fireworks from the mountain.
consisted of Ted Fenstermacher on fiddle and vocals, Bob Entler on
mandolin and vocals and 'East Side Dave' Kline on guitar and vocals.
Dave went up to the Pagoda after fulfilling his annual role as the
Master of Ceremonies for the Reading Symphony Orchestra's New Year's
Eve concert earlier in the evening at the Sovereign Performing Arts
two hours of holiday and sing-a-long music. Reading Mayor Tom
McMahon was with us, Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach
was with us, as were Reading City Councilwoman Donna Reed and Marcia
Goodman-Hinnershitz. Pagoda manager Cindy Kauffman and all
kinds of special friends, guests and the public made this first-ever
New Year's Eve sing-a-long very special and memorable by singing
along and raising everyone's spirit as high as the fireworks in the
event ran from 10pm to the countdown to midnight and was broadcast
live on WEEU Radio with host Stephanie Rollinson who did a terrific
job helping everyone to have fun!
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