Story by Christina Hedding
The Florida Volunteer Fire Department hosted another successful Halloween Parade this year on Mon., Oct. 31. Over two hundred superheroes, princesses, TV and movie characters, and animals of all sizes lined up in front of the Fire Station for the parade, which headed down Main St. The kids came dressed in their best ready to show off their costumes and enjoy the treats provided by the firehouse. The fire truck led the march down Main St. blasting “Monster Mash” from its speakers as the fire police directed traffic.
The dedicated men and women of the Florida Fire Department put on the parade each year to give back to the community. They collect donations throughout the year that help fund the parade as well as their equipment and firehouse needs. The volunteers were busy before the parade procession even started, setting up candy, donuts, cider, and hot chocolate for everyone after the parade. Each year they receive donations of treats from the community to help make each year a success.
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