The Greenlawn Fireman’s Fair…. Do you remember voting for Miss Rheingold???? My recollection of the Greenlawn Fireman’s Fair was in the mid 50’s.
That Labor Day was the year that Harborfields School Distric was formed and we were days away from “Centerport Kids” meeting “Greenlawn Kids”….. It was so exciting that we were going to the fair and seeing the kids that we would eventually graduate from High School with…. It was more than a fair for sure….. It was a soial event that was so much a part of our lives…. It was where you went to spend your money on fun rides, cotton candy, fun games, taking chances on live stock (pigs, chickens, goats) pets (dogs and cats), you always came home with at least a gold fish where you would throw a ping pong ball in a bowl with water and it would land in a bowl with a gold fish and you would take it home!!! That was just the beginning…. syou would take it home in a plastic bag… so next morning your mom would have to take you to the pet store where you would get a real bowl, sand for the bottom, little cute things to put in the bowl, and fish food. And many $ later you would have the whole set up in your room… Usually the fish didn’t make it thru the week!!!
But more than a four day event, always beginning with a parade on the Thursday evening before Labor Day, the Greenlawn Fireman’s Fair was our big social event of the year. We would go there to meet friends after not seeing most of them during the sumer… There was a big thing that always happened at the fireman’s fair. It was seeing the candidates for “Miss Rheingold” … this was huge! It was like having Angelina Jolie in your home town!!! This was a nation wide vote for Miss Rheingold! They were all pretty girls that were running for the Title of Miss Rheingold!!!!
Once graduating High School we always went to the Greenlawn Fireman’s fair. As we went to college this was always the place you would come back to meet friends…. As the years passed and you married and had kids, even if you had to travel across the country, people would flock back back to Greenlawn and meet a the Beer Booth…. This was the highlight once over age 18…. Then your kids would bring their kids and the tradition would carry on, and on, and on. Our Grandsoms have gone to the fair every year!!!
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