Pennington Fire Company Hosts 2016 Mercer County Fire Parade (PHOTOS)

Pennington Fire Company Hosts 2016 Mercer County Fire Parade (PHOTOS)


The Pennington Fire Company hosted the 2016 Mercer County Fire Parade in honor of their 125th anniversary on Saturday October 1, 2016. The parade was chock full of fire trucks and marching units from about 30 fire companies units and proceeded from Main Street to Delaware Avenue. Afterwards, parade goers and marchers enjoyed festivities and refreshments at Rosedale Park with the tunes from Scoville Blues.

Dick Pratt, Pennington’s oldest member, at 87, served as the parade’s Grand Marshall. Mr. Pratt joined the fire company in 1959 and has been an active member since. Over the years, he has held many positions within the company.

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Photo credit: Michael Chipowsky

The Pennington Fire Company will also be hosting their Annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House this year on Sunday October 9th from 8am-noon. All you can eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, and scrambled eggs. Visit your local firehouse, get a great breakfast, and show your support for our volunteer firefighters. Come early before they sell out!

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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