After the fire engine rides comes the parade. If you’re lucky enough to be on the last fire engine rides, you also get to be in the parade. The 1923 LaFrance engine that the FVFD owns isn’t the only antique fire truck in town. Bill Klatt, a long time firefighter and FVFD member, has his very own antique fire truck to play with, and the dalmation to go along with it.
After the parade, we were visited by the Mathieson and the Brosious families. Both were VPA members, but all of us have moved. The Brosious and Mathieson families were in the middle of a somewhat complicated exchange of kids, and we were in a convenient middle location for the transfer. It was fun seeing them all again, and we now have a fort built in our backyard on the other side of our creek to protect us against ferocious deer.