Hack’s Point pa­rade draws hun­dreds

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By JOE ANTOSHAK

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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.

“Un­til cleanup.”

HACK’S POINT

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.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JOE ANTOSHAK

A boy lounges on the grass to watch the Hack’s Point Fire Com­pany pa­rade.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JOE ANTOSHAK

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JOE ANTOSHAK

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.”

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JOE ANTOSHAK

Santa Claus ar­rives dur­ing the 34th Hack’s Point Fire Com­pany pa­rade on Satur­day.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JOE ANTOSHAK

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JOE ANTOSHAK

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