Saturday, September 7th will be a full day of celebration in Plainfield, as the Town’s Fire and Rescue Department turns 100 years old.
Scheduled to coincide this year with Plainfield’s Old Home Day, the 100th anniversary events will take place in various location in the Village, rain or shine, with family-friendly activities throughout the day.
The traditional parade begins at 10am and will start in Martin Meadow and proceed along Route 2, before heading down into the Village. This year the 40th Army Band will be marching in the parade, along with a lawn chair brigade from the Cutler Library, the fire and rescue vehicles, and local celebrities.
Before the parade, the Too Hot to Run! 5K race will begin at 8am at the Park & Ride and head down the Old Railroad Bed. At 11:30am, a monument will be dedicated beside the Fire Station on Main Street to celebrate the Fire and Rescue Department’s 100 years of service. The Chicken BBQ sponsored by the Plainfield Fire Department and the local Masons will be held at the Recreation Field shortly thereafter. This highly popular meal is often sold out, so reserve your tickets early by calling 839-8878 and leaving a message.
BBQ diners at the Rec Field will be accompanied by music from the cowboy swing band, Big Hat No Cattle. Vendor tables and activities for kids including a bounce house and face painting will also be available at the Rec Field, along with a sack race, pick up volleyball, and a dunk tank.
More afternoon activities at the Rec Field will include Bingo beginning at 3pm, and a 3:30pm pie eating contest.
The evening’s activities will include a pig roast from 5 to 7pm on Main Street, followed by a street dance led by the Starline Rhythm Boys from 7-10pm.
Everyone is invited to celebrate the service of the Plainfield Fire and Rescue Department and join with them for this old fashioned, all day, fun-filled extravaganza! Community members are encouraged to participate in both the parade and the Rec field venues. To participate, email the department at PlainfieldFire@gmail.com
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