Families Find Ways To Beat Final Wave Of Heat

BUCKS COUNTY (CBS) — Bristol’s Lions Park was the place to be if you wanted to enjoy the outdoors without getting too hot on Saturday.

“We’re just fishing around. Relaxing,” said Makayla McGarrigle, who was fishing at the park with her father and grandfather. “Just sit down and chill out.”

The breeze off of the Delaware made temperatures tolerable, even pleasant, despite midday temps in the mid-90s and a heat index of up to 105.

“I love the weather. It’s perfect,” said Ron McGarrigle, Sr. “The breeze makes it even. I have no complaints about the weather today.”

The sizzling forecast definitely affected the Bristol Lions Club’s 33rd Annual Italian Day at the waterfront park.

“We get thousands of people every year,” said Kevin Frake of the Bristol Lions Club. “Unfortunately, this year, it’s a little hot and it’s keeping the crowds down a little bit.”

Still, the huge fundraiser continued through 8 p.m. with plenty of precautions for the volunteers manning the grills.

“Lots of water,” Frake said. “We cook about 800 pounds of sausage every year. We’ve got a lot of help back there, but it’s hot, but we’ve got fans and we’re doing a good job.”

Though the National Weather Service’s heat advisory ended at 7 p.m. Saturday, the NWS said our area won’t feel significant relief from the heat until midday Sunday.

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