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Bonfire Celebrates W’ville Football/Cheer

Bonfire Celebrates W’ville Football/Cheer

By Eugenia Moskowitz

Washigtonville Football and Cheer held its annual bonfire at Lasser Park on August 22 to welcome the season, present its members, and celebrate with the community.

With daily practices for both football and cheer already underway from the tiniest participants up through the varsity level, and everyone and their friends and families present, Lasser was jumping despite the rain, which was heavy at times. Every team member was introduced by name by league leaders up in the Joe Rosario Memorial tower, the smallest cheerleaders gave a welcome cheer, and kids and teens ate, drank, and mingled in the fields and at the concession and vendor tables until the Salisbury Mills Fire Department suited up, ran a safety hose, and lit the stack of pallets with flaming pink flares. It took a while to get the thing going because of the rain, which by now was steady, but when the flames finally caught, they reached up about fifty feet into the nighttime sky.

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Homecoming will be October 19 at the high school.

CAPTION 1: The annual Washingtonville football/cheer bonfire was held August 22 at Lasser Park, monitored by the Salisbury Mills Fire Department. (Photo by Eugenia Moskowitz)

CAPTION 2: The smallest cheerleaders welcomed the crowd on the football field in front of the Joe Rosario memorial tower, while the football players kneeled behind them. (Photo by Eugenia Moskowitz)

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