WILLIAMSPORT - There was a hot time in the old town on Saturday.
So hot, in fact, that the only vendor at the yearly Williamsport Days festival who was doing a really brisk business was selling ice cream.
"We're doing pretty good," said Codi Trumpower, who was working the ice cream trailer for the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co.
"We didn't do as well last year; it was a lot cooler," Trumpower said. "We're doing a lot better today."
Still, many of the peddlers seemed undaunted. Even Dale Keener, who traveled from Falling Waters, W.Va., to sell candles, wasn't worried they would melt as the mercury climbed toward the century mark.
"Unless they're in direct sunlight, they'll be all right," Keener said.
His wife, Thelma, noted they had the perfect spot - under a shade tree.
Nearby, Michelle Murray of Williamsport watched her 3-year-old daughter, Jenna, squirt sand into an elephant-shaped bottle to make "sand art." The Murrays come to Williamsport Days every year, she said, but noted that the crowd was a bit thinner than usual.