125th Anniversary Parade for 8th Utilities District Volunteer Fire Department
Posted on October 14, 2013
Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett
On a beautiful autumn day accented by colorful foliage, the 8th Utilities District Fire Department, a volunteer department, celebrated its 125th Anniversary October 13 with a 1:00 p.m. parade. It made its way from Manchester High School along East Middle Turnpike onto North Main Street.
Local dignitaries joined the color guard in leading the parade.
The Manchester Regional Police & Fire Pipe Band turned out for the event that featured vintage and modern fire apparatus from the 8th Utilities District and volunteer fire departments from
surrounding towns including, Bolton, Andover, Coventry, South Windsor, Ellington, Vernon, Glastonbury,Broad Brook, Blue Hills/Bloomfield, Newington, East Granby, East Hartland, Marlbourough and Unionville. A firetruck from the Manchester Fire Museum , a fife & drum corps and a