Hack’s Point parade draws hundreds
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— The Hack’s Point Fire Company drew hundreds of onlookers and visitors Saturday with its 34th annual parade and fair.
The first parade vehicles came into view of the fire station just before 6: 15 p. m., and the line continued until about 6: 35 p. m., with horns and sirens blazing throughout. These vehicles included modern and antique engines from companies throughout Cecil, vehicles with girls and boys boasting titles like “Little Miss Fire Prevention” and a red tractor driven by a man who’d raised a “Trump for President” flag on the back.
Following the parade, the fair offered its patrons food like pit beef sandwiches and crab cakes, and for $ 12 anyone of age could buy a mug of beer with free refills.
“It’s a great time for everyone, everyone has fun,” said Ron Bielert, who’s been with the Hack’s Point Fire Company for nearly eight years.
Brianna Price, an honorary representative of North East Fire Company, waves during the parade. Rileigh Cunningham, Little Miss Fire Prevention of Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 in Chesapeake City, smiles during the parade. Jack McGee, of the Cecilton Alliance & Charities, has been coming to the Hack’s Point Parade for 18 years. The raffle grand prizes this year included a grill and a handmade chest, among others.
A boy lounges on the grass to watch the Hack’s Point Fire Company parade.
A man riding a red tractor with a “Trump for President” flag hurries to catch up to the procession before the parade begins. “How far are they down the road?” he asked a traffic director at 6:08 p.m. “I’ll sneak in.”
Santa Claus arrives during the 34th Hack’s Point Fire Company parade on Saturday.