Intercourse Heritage Days 2009 – Part 1

Last weekend was the annual Intercourse Heritage Days Festival held conveniently at Intercourse Park, which is a 5-minute walk from our house. I picture-blogged about the event last year, so I thought I’d do it again this year. Here we go…

For the second year in a row Anne Beiler was a judge of the shoofly pie contest. Anne is the founder of Auntie Anne’s pretzels, and a bit of a local celebrity. Despite the fact that she’s been on Oprah, spoke at the RNC last year, and is a published author, she’s very down to earth and super sweet. My wife Erica actually works at the Family Center that Anne and her husband opened last year, so after I took this picture we were talking about how amazing my wife is.

“She just lights up the room when she’s there. She’s a joy to have at the Family Center,” Anne said.

“I know,” I replied, “I get to live with her!”

The brand new Erica Fan Club: 2 members and growing!

This 5-piece band rocked the house park with their unique brand of Screamo-Bluegrass.

The highlight of their set was definitely their cover of “November Rain” by Guns-n-Roses.

When yellow-shirt hit that Slash solo, I cried like a toddler at the dentist.

If only I had a picture of the crowd, because they were out of control.

Oh wait, I do…

Like I said: Out of control.

His is amish cigarettes.

Mine is electricity.

Hey, we all have our vices.

Does this picture of Parker look familiar to you?

If so, it’s because it is almost identical to last year’s picture:

Side Note: Looks like the Tractor Man discovered Just For Men.

Good for him!

I went over to find the clown and I found this sign.

a few thoughts…

1. why is Strolling capitalized? Is that his name?

2. Why is “The Clown” in quotations and in such a small font? Does his clowndom qualify as fine print? Is he not really a clown?

3. The bad news: this sign is kinda creepy. The good news:  if he ever switches occupations from clown to stalker, he can keep using the same sign.

Ah, there’s Sneakers our “clown” providing his own interpretation of an Amish Hat.

The little boy next in line doesn’t seem so sure.

I’ve got to say, I don’t think this will catch on with the amish adults AT ALL.

Okay, I stand corrected. He’s already got his first 21+ customer.

Finally, here’s a who’s who in this picture:

1. In the stripes on the left it’s State Representative Bryan Cutler, looking like he’s 17.

2. In the green sweater it’s a woman with a notebook. She’s reporting on the event. I’m reporting on her.

3. In the gold and blue high tops, it’s the next point guard for UCLA basketball.

4. In the amish dress, it’s a woman about to pick her nose.

5. Carrying the Vitamin Water, it’s Neo from the Matrix. He’s about to break out of his goo pod.

Well, that’s all for today.

But come back tomorrow for part 2 of the 2009 Intercourse Heritage Days PictureBlog.