NEW BERLIN – Despite Mother Nature literally putting a damper on the weekend events at the annual Youth Days celebration in New Berlin, event organizers say fun was still to be had over the four days.
With events starting Thursday while the sun was still shining and rain was not in the forecast, there were sand and water games, food and the midway operated by Main Events Amusement from Syracuse offered $1 rides until 10 p.m.
Friday proved to be another successful day as the action started at noon and lasted through the evening with more food, rides and the annual Miss Youth Days pageant. Event Director Sheila Randall says she has been putting the pageant on for 10 years and says it is a highlight of the Youth Days celebration year to year. This year, taking home the crown in the Little Miss Youth Days competition was Sara Nogaret. Winning the Junior Miss Youth Days title this year was Logann Dolan from Norwich and crowned Miss Youth Days was Amanda Peek, a 16 year old from the New Berlin area.