Riverfest 2007 -
The River Sings with our was a huge success this past September 21 &
22! See some of the memories below!
The River Sings unification crossing from the West side of the
Schuylkill River to the East side of the river with East Side Dave & The Mountain Folk
Band, Don Moll, David Thun and other volunteers; pickin', grinnin'
and singin' all the way across!
photos are courtesy of Cindy Kauffman & Bill Roland.)
East Side Dave & The Mountain Folk Band took the stage after the
"East Side Dave" Kline, (right), invited former Reading Mayor Warren
Haggerty who is now serving with the Reading Downtown Improvement
District, (left), and current Reading Mayor Tom McMahon, (center),
to get up on stage with the band at Riverfest 2007 and sing the
bluegrass classic "Hot Corn, Cold Corn," while the audience joined
in! Everyone had fun!
Side Dave & The Mountain Folk Band helped to draw a record crowd to
Riverfest - 2007 - The River Sings! Lots of "Mountain
Folkers" ...those that come to enjoy The Mountain Folk Band,
were in attendance and they dutifully shouted out the Mountain Folk
"YEE-HAA" when asked to!
Canada’s Tartan Terrors took the stage after Dave and the Mountain
Canada’s Tanglefoot wrapped things up on the Riverfest stage on
Friday night’s Bluegrass & Celtic Night.
Riverfest celebrated the opening of Oktoberfest 2007 on Saturday and
began the festivities with a volks-march parade with the
Rhinelanders Band and members of the committee and audience.
Everyone got into doing “The Chicken Dance.” Some like Scott
Kauffman really got into it with chicken hat and all!
Golly, is that Reading City Councilwoman Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz
doing the chicken dance too?!?
After a lively contest, the audience helped us crown our 2007
Riverfest Alphorn Champion King & Queen!
The final fireworks raining over and from the Penn Street Bridge at
"Penn's Crossing" were truly spectacular and provided a fitting
closing for our efforts at unifying both sides of the river through
music, food, beverages, and fellowship!
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