To the residents of North East the North East Fire Department Cherry Festival has always been a family festival, and the residents and businesses have always shown great support to the North East Fire Department and we appreciate it greatly. Without your support we wouldn’t have the Fire & EMS equipment to help and protect our residents and businesses of North East. But on the evening of Friday, July 12, our family festival was hurt by over 100 disrespectful and immature kids from McDowell, Cathedral Prep and other area schools, they cost the North East Fire Department thousands of dollars in lost revenue that evening due to families leaving the festival early because of safety concerns for their families, which we understand. We all have families and we must protect them from the high school age kids that act in this behavior. Those kids had no respect for our festival, our town and our families that were there that evening. The North East Fire Department is willing to talk to any of the school superintendents on this matter. To the residents and businesses of North East, the NEFD Cherry Festival will always be a family festival for ALL to enjoy and thanks to everyone that help protect out festival and families that evening. Including the North East Police Department, PA State Police, Cherry Festival Security and the members of the North East Fire Department. Crescent Hose #2 and Fuller Hose #1.
Dave Meehl, NEFD Fire Chief / Co. Chairman NE Cherry Fest
Matt Russo , Co. Chairman NE Cherry Fest
Members of Crescent Hose #2 & Fuller Hose #1