What brings a community together more than the local fireman’s fair and parade? Our local Volunteer Fire Department has been holding this event for 57 years! It attracts residents from neighboring communities as well because of its annual parade and fireworks display.
This year LHTC Broadband participated in the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Dept’s 57th Annual Fireman’s Fair Parade. The parade, which is an hour long, feature’s firetruck’s, antique cars, and of course this year, our float! This parade even has its own judging stand for Best Rescue/Squad Truck, Best Pumper Truck, Best Band, Best Show Car, Best Equestrian, Best Novelty and Judges Choice. The variety and excitement of the parade is enjoyable to kids and adults alike.
Our float was put together by our Marketing Department with the help of the guys from the Technical Operations Department. It was a replica of what a typical home in the LHTC Broadband area would look like with fiber optic services ran from the pole to the home. It featured a tiny house, green grass, potted flowers and even seating around the campfire. The tiny telephone pole was strung with fiber to the ONT mounted on the tiny house. While traveling along the parade route, our pretend technician worked on finishing the install while the other kids on the float threw candy and employees handed out LHTC Broadband Koozies.
While our float may have not impressed the judges enough to place this year, we will be back again next year with a new float!