Saturday the festivities continued with a parade and many exhibits and open houses. This time I got to ride in the parade, and since the fire trucks were in the front, by the time we finished the route we were able to get out and watch most of the rest of it. Did my best impersonation of a beauty queen and waved to crowds, but the best part was making a lot of noise running the various sirens and horns. This is the engine that I will be assigned to, although Company 1 is also responsible for the two water tenders. I’ll have to tell you how all that works some time. After the parade the fire departent served up a BBQ lunch for around a thousand people. We ran out of pickle relish with two people in line. Not bad planning. Then after the BBQ there was the speeches and the eating of the big cake they made. Not as big of a cake as the one made for the centennial, but delicious none-the-less. Then we went home and crashed.