Monday, June 26, 2000

Fireman's Festival showcases cars, fireworks

By Lew Moores
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        NORTH COLLEGE HILL — A car show, concert, fireworks, food and rides highlight this year's Third Annual Car Show and Fireman's Festival that benefits the North College Hill Firefighters Association.

        The show and festival will be Friday and Saturday at the North College Hill High School football stadium and off Kumler Avenue behind City Hall. The festival runs 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and 4 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.

        Fireworks, which last about a half-hour, will be at 10 p.m. Friday. The car show runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Registration for the car show is 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday; the registration fee is $10. A concert, featuring the band Hot Wax , is 8-10 p.m. Saturday.

        The event is free.

        “It's a fund-raiser for our association,” said Randy Freeman, vice chairman of the event and a North College Hill firefighter. “It's been very good to us.”

        Money raised throughout the year by the Firefighters Association, which is a non-profit organization of city firefighters but is not a city agency, is used to purchase additional training, personal protective gear for firefighters and emergency medical services and fire equipment.

        “Sometimes it's things that aren't budgeted by the city,” Deputy Fire Chief Linda Lotz said.

        John Knuf, the city's public works director and a member of the Hilltoppers Car Club who organized the car show, said he hopes to have 80 to 100 cars present .


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