Roanoke street fair to open
By Andrew Christman | The Herald-Press
Roanoke Friday Night Street Fair kicks off their summer season this week on Main Street, June 1, featuring a meet and greet with local first responders.
The festivities will continue each first Friday of the month through August, and each year, opening night spotlights local heroes, event organizer Stephanie McKibben said. Families will have a chance to meet with police officers, EMTs and firefighters and learn about the vehicles they use everyday.
Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) plans to have nearly 10 firefighters at the event, and RVFD firefighter Ryan Carroll said children might get a chance to sit in a real fire engine.
“We will have some educational tools for the kids. We want them to look at our gear and see it’s not so scary and that it’s really just big equipment,” Carroll said. “We like to get out in the community and let them understand what we do and what kind of people we are. We really enjoy getting to come.”
McKibben said many gather each year to listen to live music, eat food from the grill and enjoy time with the community.
Adam Strack is traveling from Fort Wayne to play a variety of cover songs. He has a range of styles, including classic rock, alternative rock, reggae, country and bluegrass, according to his website.
Joseph Decuis, Moose and Mollies and Village Inn are serving up refreshments, hot dogs and hamburgers
McKibben said everyone is invited.
“It’s simply family-friendly, old-fashioned fun,” McKibben said. “We’re open for everyone to come from the surrounding area, like Fort Wayne and all of Huntington County.”