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Family Day at the Lumberjack Festival

Whether they come for the food, the entertainment, or contests, families have been attending the Deposit Lumberjack Festival for 38 years.

"The favorite part is to watch the families all together as a group, it's just wonderful to see moms and dads with their kids having a wonderful time," said Lucy Lantz, Board Member of Festival.

Originally, the festival held family day on a Thursday, but chose to move the day to Sunday so that more families could attend.
"We're having a lot of bonding time, family time, so every year we come down here and it means a lot to us," said Don Foster, Longtime Festival Attender.

And as the festival has for many years, it wasn't just Deposit residents who were amongst the hundreds who attended.
"People from out of town, families originally from here, people who graduated," said John Alfano, President of the Festival.

Festival organizers have been working for nearly the entire year to set up the weekend but they say all the work is worth it.
"I look forward to everything out here. Not one in particular item but the biggest part is the kids. I do this all for the kids," said John Alfano.

"Seeing the smiles on the kids faces, that makes all of our work for the whole year worth while. We're exhausted but it's great to see the kids smile," said Lucy Lantz.

One of the most famous aspects of today's festival is the annual tractor pull, in which participants rig up their best tractors and see who can pull a weighted trailer the farthest. 

"We make it an annual event and it's something we enjoy, so we come up, spend some time and do some camping with family and come out and watch the race and it's amazing to watch the pulls," said Steve Sarinelli, Randolph, NJ Resident.

"It's cool because I get to see all the tractors pull stuff and it's so fun," said Gavin Sarinelli, Randolph, NJ Resident.

But there is one thing attendees planned to do for the last day of the festival until next year.

"Eat as much fair food as we possibly can," said Kelsie Rumola, Gaming Committee.

Organizers say they will start already tomorrow and prepare the entire year for next years festival. In Deposit, Vince Briga, FOX 40 HD News.



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