Monday, October 12, 2015

The ECA Fall Festival 2015

The town of East Stroudsburg, PA held their Annual Fall Festival alongside The Acme Hose Company Number 1 who celebrated their 125th Birthday with a Block Party on Saturday October 10th. A beautiful day met the festival goers and birthday celebrants as they entered the municipality. The Crystal Street area of the borough was filled with a lots of things to enjoy as was the town's David Miller Park and Historic Dansbury Depot

I arrived in the town a bit late in the day but the joy of the festival was still prominent among the large number of people who were already enjoying the event. Displays and activities relating to Crime and Fire prevention were presented along Crystal Street by the local police and fire departments. Firetrucks, with many dating back to the mid 1950s and beyond, lined the street representing the many departments serving the area. Rides upon a firetruck were offered and many children gleefully partook of them. While watching the children, I remembered when I experienced a ride on a firetruck when I was a child and how excited I was to sit next to a ladder while the siren and bell sounded off during my adventure. It was nice to see some things never lose their magic even in the age of electronic and Internet games of distraction.

As I continued to explore the festival, I moved toward the Historic Dansbury Depot where Woodrow Woodrow who consists of Brian Bramcamp on Guitar and vocals and Theresa Ratcliff on vocals were playing their excellent renditions of tunes upon the depot's stage. The familiarity of their repertoire never fail to bring a joy to those who listen to their thoughtful interpretations of the songs with their recollections. I moved among the vendors while listening to their sounds and met some great people who were associated with The Cat's Meow Antiques and Collectibles, Shady River Designs, Plates for all occasions, Art Unlimited by Lisadro Rodriguez, Paparazzi Jewelry and Accessories, Perfectly Posh, Kreations by Katt, Sandi's River Rock Jewelry, Little Italy Cookie's, Lower Level Studios featuring Joey Shinobi, and a table filled with information presented by PA State Representative David C. Parker of the 115th Legislative District I also saw some carnival rides for the children who attended the event and I visited the interiors of The Historic Dansbury Depot who presented the excellent works of Dave Sandt of Pocono Fine Art Photography along with historical items relating to the station. It was soon after this did I venture outside of the station to hear the music of John Lang and his guitar. His music was gentle yet lively and enjoyed by all who heard it. It was about this time I left the festival which I found to be an enjoyable experience. You'll find more photographs taken during the event in The ECA Fall Festival 2015 Gallery at

The Annual Fall Festival and 125th Birthday Celebration of The Acme Hose Company Number 1 was co-sponsored by The Dansbury Depot Restoration Committee, The Eastburg Community Alliance, The East Stroudsburg RR Switch Tower Society, The Acme Hose Company Number 1, The Stroud Regional Open Space and Recreation, The Borough of East Stroudsburg, The East Stroudsburg Crime Watch, The Stroud Area Regional Police Department, and The Steamtown National Historic Site In addition to co-sponsoring The Annual Fall Festival and 125th Birthday Celebration of The Acme Hose Company Number 1, The Eastburg Community Alliance presents a number of events to delight and entertain the overall community. Their next event will be a Winter Holiday Celebration which is scheduled to take place Saturday December 12th at the Historic Dansbury Depot in East Stroudsburg, PA. You’ll be able to learn more about The Eastburg Community Alliance by visiting their Facebook Page at or their Website at

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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