Our opinion: A week-long party

For those of you who perhaps didn’t get sufficiently saturated with fun last week at the Warren County Fair, Sheffield has an antidote for post-fair boredom.

The Sheffield Firemen’s Festival next week is more than just a community celebration; it’s a week-long schedule of events that highlight a close-knit community, but appeals to the masses. Beginning on Sunday, Aug. 17, and running through the following Saturday, if you can’t find something good to eat in Sheffield either you’re not hungry or your olfactory organs aren’t working.

Car enthusiasts will have a feast for the eyes on Sunday, and each evening from Tuesday forward, a carnival midway will be open to keep your children screaming and adults challenged.

Throughout the week, there will be music, old-fashioned games, vendor booths and family-friendly activities.

It all leads up to Saturday’s firemen’s water battle, the annual parade and climax fireworks.

You may not realize it when you attend, but you’ll be helping the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, which will benefit from the proceeds of the festival. The department depends on that revenue to keep its equipment up to date and thus keep Sheffield residents safe.

It’s been this way for more than half a century.

It’s a worthwhile cause supported by worthy entertainment.