Sunday, September 22, 2013

Scene in Easton: A Busy Saturday on Centre Square

By Christina Georgiou

Several events took place simultaneously on Saturday, making Easton's Centre Square a very busy place filled with locals and visitors to the city.

The Easton Farmers' Market extended its hours for its annual Chile Pepper Fest, and in addition to lots of spicy foods created just for the event and entertainment celebrating ethnic cultures that traditionally use the peppers in their cuisine, the market crowned Claire Hees of Apple Ridge Farm the new Hot Pepper Eating Champion.

Cooking contests during the fest also yielded winners:

Brigid and Finn Ostrowski took the prize for best mild salsa, Sally Morrell was recognized for making the best non-traditional salsa, and Tommy Seachrist made the best hot salsa.

In the hot sauce contest, amateur Kevin Geiser won in the "home cook" category, and chef Matt Roth took the prize in the professional one.

Members of Lafayette College fraternity Delta Upsilon
participate in Lafayette Day in Downtown Easton.
Several hundred students from Lafayette College enjoyed a day Downtown for Lafayette Day, as local businesses and organizations welcomed them back for the fall semester with food and freebies, designed to introduce the academic community to the rest of the city and hopefully entice them to shop and dine locally more often.

And, about 700 motorcycle enthusiasts participated in the Fallen Heroes Run, honoring police officers Brad Fox and Joe Wargo, both of who lost their lives in the line of duty.

After the ride, many of the riders converged at Drinky's Pub, who, along with Brassknuckle Automotive and Cycles in Palmer Township, organized and sponsored the event. Proceeds from the event went to the officers' families, who previously said they were donating the fund to two police-related charities.

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