By AMY GAREIS News-Herald Staff Writer
PIEDMONT – It was another successful year for the Moorefield Township Volunteer Fire Department’s 66th Annual Fireman’s Fair.
Festivities took place June 22-23 and had a little something for everyone by way of food, games and the popular parade. Attendants lined the street that Friday to view the 29-unit parade, which featured local emergency crews, businesses, political candidates and others. A special presentation by department member Janet Fenstamaker opened the parade as she read a speech about the late Fire Chief Rick Bear, who passed away in January, and his contribution to the department, while Sam Bear stood with color guards Dave Koch and Bob Koch of the Freeport VFD and carried his late uncle’s helmet (pictured left).
A variety of vehicles, from four-wheelers and farm equipment to heavy trucks and fire tankers made their way down the road, pictured above. At the conclusion of the parade, trophies were given to the top units.
More food and fun continued Saturday with old-fashioned games, inflatable rides, the concession stand providing barbecue chicken and an auction led by Platt Auctioneer Services. The Rogers Orchestra provided music for the event-closing square dance.
Cindy Bear, a longtime member and event coordinator, said the fireman’s fair was the department’s largest fundraiser. “It’s for anything in general,” said Bear, “If we need to replace equipment and do updates, it carries us through the year.”
Parade winners and more fair highlights can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.