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Do your love a parade?

A popular song of yesteryear indicated the writer and/or singer loved a parade. Most people do, do you?

Folks will gather from far and near for a parade, it doesn’t matter what the theme or cause may be nor the time of year.

Onlookers will stand in the hot sun, pouring down rain or snow. People will arrive early to find the most convenient parking space so they can sit in their vehicle.

From that advantage point, they eagerly anticipate bands, floats, marchers, and all the hoopla associated with the “goings on.”

Area residents have an opportunity today to see the type of equipment and vehicles used throughout the county for fires and other emergency situations.

With red lights flashing and sirens wailing, fire trucks and emergency medical services, along with a variety of other units will march west along East Main Street-Route 99, going the wrong way on downtown Main Street.

The annual Pulaski Fire Department Fire Prevention Parade will assemble near the shopping center not far from Bob White Boulevard.

Fire trucks are an attraction for young and old alike, as are trains, airplanes, boats and ships.

Tonight, parade watchers will line Main Street and see red, yellow and white trucks; white and blue rescue vehicles and a variety of other colors, as officials were uncertain early today of the number of units that will participate.

Not rushing the seasons, but think of what is coming soon.

It won’t be long until viewers will be able to watch Thanksgiving parades from big cities, followed by Christmas parades and then New Year’s and the Rose Parade.

First, show appreciation to those men and women who face the dangers of fire and other emergencies, those employeed and all volunteers who give time and self for our protection and safety.

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