2016 Carnival

The Pleasant Gap Fire Company 2016 Carnival will be from July 27 through July 30.

location:  Carnival Grounds, 475 Robinson Lane, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

Carnival Rides provided by Garbrick Amusements.

Buy a One Price Wrist Band each night and ride all night. (Discounted on Wednesday for Kids Night.)

Wednesday, July 27: 

  • Kids Night – Free Hot Dog and 12 oz. drink to children 12 and under.
  • Chicken BBQ – 4:00 PM till sell out.
  • Food stands open at 6:00 PM
  • Entertainment – DJ Troy Breon, 6:30 to 9:30 PM

Thursday, July 28:

  • Chicken BBQ – 4:00 PM till sell out.
  • Parade starts at 6:30 pm, rain or shine !
  • Food Stands open at 6:00 PM. ( pending on available staff, some may open before the parade.)
  • Entertainment – Bellefonte H.S. Band, after the parade.
  • Awarding of the Parade Trophies after the entertainment.

Friday, July 29:

  • Chicken BBQ – 4:00 PM till sell out.
  • Food Stands open at 6:00 PM.
  • Entertainment – Velveeta, 7:30 – 10:30 PM.

Saturday, July 30:

  • Chicken BBQ – 4:00 PM till sell out.
  • Food Stands open at 6:00 PM.
  • Old Fashion Baked Goods Auction – starts at 6:30 PM.

Auction of baked goods donated from the community.  Sam Gray, Auctioneer

(If interested in donating please contact the fire company (359-2102) by July 25 about your pending donation.)

  • Entertainment – Hybrid Ice, 7:30 – 10:30 PM.
  • Money Chance Raffle – Drawing to be held after the entertainment. ( approx. 11:00 PM )

Chances are $ 1.00 ea. or 6 for $5.00 ( Available till sell out.)

1st prize – $ 2,000;  2nd prize – $ 1,000;  3rd prize – $ 500. ( You do not need to be present for the drawing.)

Thank You to our entertainment sponsors:  M&T Bank and Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships.

We hope to see you at our Carnival.   Thank you for your continued support.



Smokin’ In The Gap Pennwood Home & Hearth’s BBQ Competition

Dennis Weaver accepting the donation from Jeff Bolze

Dennis Weaver accepting the donation from Jeff Bolze

Thank you to Pennwood Home & Hearth for another successful Smokin’ In The Gap BBQ Competition benefiting the Pleasant Gap Fire Company.

Over $1,600 was presented at the end of the competition.

The money presented was an accumulation of registration fees from the teams who competed and donations from the folks who came out to vote and enjoy the great food and weather.

Thank you to all the sponsors, teams that competed and the folks who joined us for the great afternoon.


Easter Egg Hunt March 26, 2016

The Pleasant Gap Lioness Club along with the Pleasant Gap  Fire Company invite all the children in Spring Township and their parents and grandparents to the 3rd Annual Spring Township Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26, 2016.  The hunt will take place on the Fire Company’s Carnival Grounds located at 475 Robinson Lane beginning at 10:00 am.

A couple of pictures from last year’s hunt:


And where did the bunny hide that egg ?

A well deserved rest after placing all those eggs out in the field.

A well deserved rest after placing all those eggs out in the field.








Children 12 years old and younger will be staged by age groups for their own hunt.  The five age groups will be: 0 to 2, 3 to 4, 5 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12.  New this year will be a drawing for a bicycle.  Two bicycles (one for males and one for females) will be awarded by age group.  Your child must be registered before the hunt in order to be in the drawing.  So come early.  The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures, so bring your camera.

Enter the grounds from the Fire Company’s driveway, from Robinson Lane and follow directions for parking.

A big Thank You to our sponsors:  Spring Township, Kohls Department Store, American Legion Club 867, Pleasant Gap Lions Club, M & T Bank, D & W Home Repair Service, McDonald’s Restaurants for your contributions to this event.

2015 Carnival

The Pleasant Gap Fire Company Carnival will be held between 22-July and 25-July

Details follow:

  • Wednesday 22-July:
    • DJ Troy Breon will be playing your favorites
    • Kids Night — free hotdog and 12 oz soda for kids 12 and under.
  • Thursday 23-July:
    • Pleasant Gap Parade. Parade route is from the Elementary school on Main Street to Mack Ave to the carnival grounds. Line-up is at the Elementary School at 5:00
    • Following the parade, the Bellefonte Area High School Marching Band will play on the stage.
  • Friday 24-July:
    • Velveeta to take the stage at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 25-July:
    • Hybrid Ice to Play at 7:00 PM
    • Baked goods auction starts at 6:30
    • $3,500 Total Raffle drawing at 11:00 (you need not be present to win)
  • Every night:
    • Chicken BBQ starting at 4:00. Chicken sells out quickly, so come early
    • Food stands are open by 6:00

Motor Vehicle Accident on the Interstate

January 9th 2015 at 8:57 AM, Pleasant Gap Fire Company was alerted to a motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Interstate 99 South at the 81.8 mile marker.

PGFD FF Nick Giacobe arrived on scene minutes later to find one pick up truck rolled over in the median with one patient entrapped and one patient ejected and PA State Police already on scene. A FF/Paramedic from Bellefonte was also on scene attending to the entrapped patient.

Chief 800 arrived and assumed the command. Engine/Rescue 114 and Heavy Rescue 818 arrived and crews focused on the extrication of the entrapped patient. Extrication included a full-door removal.

Both patients were transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center via ground ambulance.

Units on the box included Rescue 818, Engine/Rescue 114, Ambulance 8, Ambulance 26, Ambulance 25, Medic 24 and PSP.




2014 Parade Winners

Congratulations to the following Parade winners:

Best Appearing Engine (10 years or newer) —  Boalsburg Fire Company  311

Best Appearing Engine ( 10 years or older) —  Logan Fire Company  111

Best Appearing Engine/Rescue —  Centre Hall Fire Company  414

Best Appearing Rescue — Nittany Valley Fire Company  17-62

Best Appearing Aerial Truck —  Undine Fire Company Quint  227

Best Appearing Tanker — Alpha Fire Company  519

Best Appearing Brush Truck — Port Matilda Fire Company  1526

Best Appearing Special Unit — Bellefonte EMS  2668

Best Appearing Ambulance —  Port Matilda EMS  2751

Best Appearing Pierce Apparatus — Alpha Fire Company  527

Fire Apparatus Traveling the Longest Distance — Treasure Lake Fire Company Utility 35

Oldest Antique Fire Apparatus — Howard Fire Company  1418

Judges Choice Award — Fame EMS Rehab 12

Thank you to everyone who came out to the parade.

A Special Thank you to Glick Fire Company for their Sponsorship.



Thanks for the Memories

The fireworks show on Saturday was AWESOME !

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Thank you to Dan Barker & FireOne Pyrotechnics Management, Inc.

for the awesome show.

Thank you to our other sponsors and contributors:

Spring Township

Chante Hill Farm

JT Photography

QWik Rock & Magnum Broadcasting

And THANK YOU to everyone who came out and supported our Fire Company at our annual carnival.

2014 Raffle Winners

The winners of the 2014 Money Raffle were announced at the carnival grounds after the fireworks this past Saturday. They are:

  • 3rd Place – Sean Heverly of Bellefonte, PA
  • 2nd Place – Kathy Stank of Millmont, PA
  • 1st Place – Jean Vonada of Zion, PA

Congratulations to all of the winners. We look forward to seeing you all again at the carnival next year!

Fireworks Show – Additional Carnival Information

Saturday, July 26, Pleasant Gap will be rocked by the thunder of the

Centennial Fireworks show.  The aerial show will be displayed from the field next

to the Carnival Grounds.  The best location to see the show will be on the Carnival

Grounds.  So come early to get a parking spot.  Enjoy the sights and sounds

of our Annual Carnival.  Chicken B-B-Q will be available at 4:00 pm. The Carnival

rides will fire up at 6:00 pm as well as the remainder of the food stands.

Join in the bidding for some of the finest baked goods around at our

Old Fashion Baked Goods Auction starting at 6:30 pm.

Hybrid Ice is on stage at 7:30 pm. The band will pause for the fireworks show

at 10:00 pm.  The raffle drawing for the money prizes will be at 11:00 pm.

Stop by our Centennial Booth for Centennial commemoratives available for purchase.

Items available include mugs, glassware, patches, t-shirts, Centennial Book and Pottery.

Thank you to the fireworks show sponsors: Spring Township and Fire One Pyrotechnics.

A Special Thank you to Chante Hill Farm in helping to make this show possible.

Thank you to Magnum Broadcasting as our Centennial Sponsor and for providing the simulcast of

the music to the fireworks on 105.9 QWik Rock .