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Make a Date With a Tramp Tonight at First Friday

In celebration of its 80th birthday, Zeigler's in Hatfield is sponsoring tonight's First Friday in Lansdale, complete with dunk tank, live music, trampoline, a human gyroscope and more vendors

Come out to First Friday in Lansdale tonight and knock Mayor Andy Szekely into a vat of water.

Then, head on over to Richardson Avenue for a date with a tramp - a contained, strap-you-to-a-bungee-and-go-wild trampoline, that is.

When you're done with that, gorge yourself on watermelon or get your head wet bobbing for apples.

In celebration of its 80th anniversary, Hatfield Township-based apple cider, tea and juice maker Zeigler's is sponsoring August First Friday, which runs 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Lansdale.

"It's special in that Zeigler's has approached the First Friday Committee to ask us for our help in helping them give back to the community," said committee member and Discover Lansdale member Mary Fuller at Wednesday's borough council work session.

"They are celebrating 80 years of business in the North Penn area, so they are going to put on a big birthday bash," Fuller said.

A dunk tank will be located at and Mayor Andy Szekely has "graciously agreed to sit in," Fuller said. The mayor is expected to be there at 6:30 p.m.

Want to be in the dunk tank? Email volunteers@discoverlansdale.org or mfuller@lansdale.org.

Railroad Plaza will also feature carnival games, Fuller said.

"There will be ... pie eating, a watermelon eating contest and apple bobbing for prizes," she said. "This is just in Railroad Plaza. Zeigler's is sponsoring the whole event free of charge, just because they want to give back to the community."

Two bands will provide the soundtrack to the night: The Spinto Band and Juston Stens and the Get Real Gang will perform on Wood Street outside Round Guys Brewery.

Juston Stens, formerly of Dr. Dog, will go on at 7:30 p.m. and The Spinto Band at 8:30 p.m.

"If you are into this sort of thing, you can have a date with a tramp," Fuller said.

She is referring to the trampoline at the amusement midway set for North Richardson Avenue tonight.

Attendees can get strapped to a bungee cord in a contained trampoline and jump around.

After that, get strapped into an Orbitron human gyroscope and roll around.

This month's First Friday will be extended down to Valley Forge Road on West Main Street.

"Some of those businesses want to be involved," Fuller said. 

The Susquehanna Showcase, aka the parking lot next to the , will be the site for the Family Corner.

Tonight, North Penn School District will have a school bus on display, Fuller said. 

Blue Comet Motorcycle Club will be there to promote Bike Night, and the military personnel from Century Plaza will have a Hummer on display.

 in Upper Gwynedd will have demonstrations and Band . 

"We ask people to participate, walk around town, bring their family and bring the kids," Fuller said.

More information can be found at www.DiscoverLansdale.org.

Betsy August 03, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Also, if you bring us school supplies to the North Penn United Way table on Madison Ave. You will get a coupon for a free pretzel at the pretzel Factory and a Live United T-shirt.
Tony Di Domizio August 03, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Thank you Betsy. I take it this is part of the "Stuff the Bus" campaign?

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