Sep 02, 2010 Dan Evans Uncategorized
A Report from Station 54:
It is hard to believe it’s September and the final preparations for this year’s Labor Day Celebration are nearly complete. The members of your “volunteer” fire department would like to invite you to attend our annual end of summer celebration.
Bring your friends and family to enjoy the festivities and help support your local fire department. Below is the weekend’s schedule of events all at Austin Park Pavilion unless otherwise noted, more information is also available at skanvfd.com.
Saturday Sept. 4:
8 a.m. – Car Show Registration
Noon – Sink the Boat Registration at Clift Park — begins at 1 p.m.
Noon – Chicken BBQ
1 to 4 p.m. – Pay one price rides
4 p.m. – 2 1/2 Pushball Registration – begins at 5 p.m.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Pay one price rides
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Prison City Rockers
11p.m. – Grounds Close
Sunday Sept. 5:
9 a.m. – Tractor Pull Registration
11:15 a..m. 1 1/2 Pushball Registration – begins at noon
Noon – Chicken BBQ
3 p.m. – Parade line-up on State Street
4 p.m. – Grand parade begins
5:45 to 9:45 p.m. – Great Music Company
6 p.m. – Bucket Brigade Registration (open to the public) – begins at 6:30 pm
8:30 p.m. – Parade prizes and Sports awards
8:45 p.m. – Big Money drawing & raffles
9:45 p.m. – Fireworks display
10:45 p.m. – Grounds Close
Who doesn’t love a parade?
There is still time to reserve a place in the grand parade. Send an email with the following information: individual or organization name, street address, contact person and contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and a parade representative will respond to your email.
This year’s grand parade is scheduled for Sunday Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. Parade line-up for fire apparatus will occur on State Street and floats at the Skaneateles Community Center. Antique cars will line up at the school district offices off of East Elizabeth Street while antique tractors and horses will stage in upper Austin Park near the soccer field.
Bring your bucket here
Backed by popular demand, the 2nd annual Community Bucket Brigade will be held Sunday evening following the firematic competitions, team registration will begin at 6 p.m. with the fun filled friendly competition beginning at 6:30 pm. If you would like to pre-register, send your request to email@example.com.
At this time, 620 of the 1,000 tickets for the “Big Money” drawing have been sold. Tickets for the “Big Money” drawing are still available from any firefighter or online at www.skanvfd.com.
The following ticket numbers were drawn for July: 0046, 0069 & 0493 and for August: 0068, 0167 & 0182, congratulations to those winners.
The final “Big Money” drawing to be held on Sunday Sept. 5 at the annual Labor Day Celebration at 8:45 p.m.
Specific training accomplished
The Skaneateles Fire Department along with Mottville Fire hosted a full-day bus extrication training on Saturday July 24 at the town of Skaneateles Highway Department with nationally renowned extrication expert Ron Moore. Even though the temperature hovered around 90 and the humidity just as high, 20 members of the two fire companies, along with four members of the Moyers Corners Department, participated in this eight hour training session, which provided hands on, real life experiences for those involved. This training is invaluable when dealing with motor vehicle collisions, especially those involving school buses.
Dan Evans is the Skaneateles Volunteer Firefighter –1st Assistant Chief