Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"I Love a Parade!"

Back in January, it seemed there might not be an Inspection Day Parade this year. The Hudson Fire Department bemoaned the low attendance at the parade and contemplated discontinuing it. Happily, instead of abandoning this grand Hudson tradition, which dates back to 1856, the Fire Department decided instead to change the parade route. 

This Saturday, April 28, the four volunteer fire companies of Hudson and volunteer fire companies from around the county will don their dress uniforms and parade up Warren Street, accompanied by snappy drum lines and gleaming fire engines--both vintage and modern. The parade steps off at 2 p.m. from Warren and Front streets and moves up Warren to Seventh Street. At Seventh Street, the parade turns left and proceeds to the Central Firehouse. 

But before you stake out your place on the sidewalk this Saturday and prepare to enjoy Hudson's oldest parade, you can learn about becoming part of Hudson's newest parade: the Hudson Pride Parade. At noon on Saturday, the Hudson Pride Foundation is planning a parade volunteer meeting at 554 Warren Street. People are invited to come and find out how they can be part of the fun when the Pride Parade takes to the street on Saturday, June 16. 

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