Jubilee Day is one of those hard to explain traditions when “more than 60,000 people” descend on Main Street of Mechanicsburg, PA for the “the largest one day street fair in the eastern United States.”
Weather always rules Patti’s involvement and today was kind of cooperative. Overnight temps were in the 60’s so we seized the chance and headed out early …
Street fair vendors are always fun for Patti because tables are at her level unlike department store counters and merchants and craftspeople give anyone more attention than a salesclerk. Where else but a street fair can you shop for a necklace based on the concept that “I want to find a bright purple necklace.”
Before Noon the baking sun had driven temps up into the 80’s. Patti’s cowgirl hat is the perfect sun hat. It keeps her shaded yet is porous enough to allow maximum ventilation and is quite stylin’. We found some grass under a shady tree and enjoyed southern pulled pork barbeque sandwiches and ice cold bottles of root beer. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Lunch is our usual targeted time to depart because heat begins to take its toll and crowds have already built to shoulder to shoulder humanity. When you are in a wheelchair all crowds mean is a world of butts to look at so it was time to head home for a well deserved and air conditioned afternoon nap.
This 79th Annual Jubilee Day honors Emergency Medical Service providers. Recording artists “Carolina Rain” will close out this year’s street fair with an evening concert on Main Street.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer