Arbucklans will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of its volunteer fire department Saturday, July 28, with area emergency services, a free lunch, and parade.
“There will be lots of emergency vehicles from surrounding communities and counties in the parade,” said Arbuckle Fire Chief, Casey Cox. “The event will be centered around the CSFA steamer team, and antique vehicles.”
The parade starts at 10 AM.
“We’re excited to put the event on,” said Cox. “There will be some old tractors, and old cars in the parade. In addition to some new equipment, we’re trying to keep entries antique to match the 100 year theme.”
Cox said the parade entries will gather around 9:30 AM along 6th Street in Arbuckle, which will be closed for the special event.
“We will run the same direction as the homecoming parade,” said Cox. “The parade will begin at the south end of 5th Street, and loop around the triangle park. It will give everyone an opportunity to see the parade on both sides.”
Following the parade, the entries will be parked along sixth street for community viewing and photos.
“The community then is welcomed to the fire station for fellowship and a free lunch, hosted by the volunteers.” said Cox. “Hot dogs, burgers, fireman’s beans, and water will be served at noon in the hall.”
The lunch is free, but donations will be accepted.
“This town has supported our efforts for over 100 years,” said Cox. “We feel that we owe our community to sit and enjoy lunch.”
At the department, community members can browse a number of vendor booths, tour the department, and watch some demonstrations.
“The Sheriff’s Volunteers will have a booth, and CHP is scheduled to attend with a fun game,” said Cox. “We’ll have a booth where community members can check their blood pressure, sugar levels, and order reflective address signs for their homes. A number of local businesses and groups will also have booths.”
The department will have commemorative shirts, and drink tumblers available for sale.
Looking to enter the parade, host a booth, or looking to help volunteer for the day? Call the Arbuckle fire department (530) 476-2231.