I took a walk down Main Street in Bloomsburg yesterday near the Fairgrounds.This would have been Fair Week but because of flood devastation the annual Bloomsburg Fair was cancelled. Kids from 4-H Clubs won't be showing off their prized animals they have raised and I wonder how big and heavy this year's grand pumpkin would have been ? Blue ribbons for quilts and canned goods will not be presented this year but the food stands are there, lined up and cooking for those that just CAN'T IMAGINE going one year without that scrumptious Fair Food. Gotta have it! (:>
There are a lot of sad sights out there but people have rolled up their sleeves and the sounds a hammering and the whirring of saws can be heard throughout the neighborhoods.Construction crews are backed up with requests for extensive home repairs, excavators are trying to meet emergency repairs for extensive erosion around foundations and all this has to be done before winter.Neighbors and friends are tearing out damaged walls and flooring .Piles upon piles of linoleum, paneling, sheet rock and ruined furniture are lined up on Main St waiting for garbage pickup.
Recurrent rainfall has kept creeks and rivers flowing ominously and many are concerned there might be a second flooding.It's pouring outside right now and the rains were pounding last night.South and west of me actually did receive more flooding last night.
I love covered bridges and I was so sad to see the Sonestown Bridge in Sullivan County take a hit. The damage was caused by a flotilla of uprooted trees impaling the wooden siding of the bridge.Covered bridges add such charm during the Fall Festivals up here when autumn displays her full glory of colors.Forksville will still have the Flaming Foliage Festival this weekend, Oct 1st & 2nd from 10AM-4 PM at the Sullivan County Fairgrounds on RT 154. The RT 220 end is closed so you will have to come by RT 87 through Dushore.Free admission and parking. (:>