Rush FD Parade 2012

by Maria on July 21st, 2012

Rush has always been one of my favorite parades. The carnival has rides for younger children, so there are lots of families. The parade route isn't too long and it's on fairly level ground. The beer tent isn't fenced in, and yet most people seem to understand the concept of drinking in that area. Even the walk to the beginning of the parade is nice, crossing the bridge with a great view of Honeoye Creek Falls and walking the Lehigh Valley Trail to the beginning of the parade.

We marched for the Clifton FD. Karen's niece and nephew, Hailey and Zach, came to rescue and carried the banner. It's obvious they enjoy doing this, and we enjoy having them.

Special recognition to Steve for once again driving from his job in Spencer directly to the parade. Steve has done this several times this year, and for those of you who don't know the area, Spencer is south of Ithaca making this a 2-hour 100+ mile trip.

As our car returned to Caledonia at 9:30 pm, we happened upon an interesting scene. We were driving west on Church Street and stopped at North Street. Our windows were down, and we could hear a trombone playing and coming in our direction. In a moment, we could see it was Pully (who else?) playing his trombone like the Pied Piper leading a group of laughing adults up North Street to Church Street and into the American Legion. Everyone looked like they were having a good time. I'm not exactly sure what that was all about, but I'll find out today when we march in the 125th Anniversary Parade for the Caledonia and Mumford Fire Departments. See you there!

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