125th Anniversary Parade - Manchester, Connecticut 8th Utilities District Volunteer Fire Department

125th Anniversary Parade – Manchester, Connecticut 8th Utilities District Volunteer Fire Department

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett

Grand Marshal.

Grand Marshal.

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.

014Local dignitaries joined the color guard in leading the parade.
018The 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

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Vintage equipment.

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 a008022010020

Patriot Guard contingent also took part. The day was capped by a picnic for participants held across from the historic old 8th Utilities fire station.057