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Finishing Touches

Firebird Festival organizers are ready to go, no matter what wintry weather Mother Nature serves up on Saturday.

Organizers spent Thursday putting the final touches on the huge wooden bird that will be set ablaze as the focal point of Saturday's annual Firebird Festival.

There is no rain date so barring very extreme weather conditions the festival will happen rain or shine from 3 p.m.

Patch will post an extensive guide to events, vendors, times and festival parking and shuttle busses on Friday.
Average Citizen December 13, 2013 at 04:53 PM
All that hard work in the freezing cold to just burn it down. Never got it, never will. Hope it brings some much needed cash into the local businesses though.
Jenny from the Block December 14, 2013 at 07:26 AM
I'm so with you average citizen. In my opinion burning down this thing is demented/evil/devilish. Sign of the times I guess. If they want to burn something down.. Burn that god awful advertisement billboard to Pumptown down. Can we throw that in the fire? Now I would go to that! Happy Holidays folks... Please don't participate in the occult ritual right in your town. Donate your hard money to a homeless shelter or your own family and friends in need -- not this waste of money and time garbage.
Douglas J. Trainor December 14, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Yo, Average White Citizen -- do you know the 1813 story of Lewis Wernwag tripping and seeing visions of the Phoenix in the flames?
Douglas J. Trainor December 14, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Does anyone know the name of the "artist" that ripped off the Firebird Festival tee-shirt design in 2011? I'd like to see the aggrieved party compensated and get to the bottom of the story.
JnJWork December 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
We look forward to the festival each year. It is a wonderful symbol of rebirth and a great attraction for our town. We are sorry that we cannot bring the kids out this year due to the weather. Looking forward to the news reports and photos!
Kyle Guie December 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Like it or not the Firebird Festival is a great community event. Some people take things way too seriously. Get out and live a little.
harryfinster December 14, 2013 at 12:22 PM
when you have this kind of psychological aberration done on a mass scale it is a sign of decayed society ,and it is time to move away
Average Citizen December 14, 2013 at 03:36 PM
They are calling for 4-6 inches of snow tonight. 100s of people who would have otherwise came (and spent money in town) will not come out in this weather. Why not postpone it until next week? The "Firebird Festival organizers" have screwed this thing up from the get go! We nearly didn't even have it. I'm not even into the whole thing and didn't plan on going either way but I would like to see some of the local businesses benefit so we don't end up with more vacants downtown!
Fafa December 14, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Jenny from the Block: All of the devil worshipers will be out tonight. Booo!

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