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August 24, 2013

Cresaptown fire department marks 80 years with parade

CRESAPTOWN — Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department will observe its 80th year of operation in a daylong celebration Saturday in Cresaptown.

“We want to give something back to the community for all their support over the last 80 years,” said Cresaptown Fire Chief Jeremy Athey. “We could not have done it without them and their families.”

The day’s activities will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by the Firemen’s Parade that will step off at 6 p.m. at U.S. Route 220 at Main Street and proceed to Darrows Lane and the Potomac Valley Athletic Association ballfields.

Scheduled activities include a car show at 10 a.m. sponsored by Western Maryland Street Rods; corn hole tournament at noon and a Jaws of Life demonstration by the Cresaptown fire department at 1 p.m.

The Maryland State Police medevac helicopter will be present at the ballfield from noon to 2 p.m.

Bounce houses and slides for kids will be open throughout the day along with face painting.

A chip program for child identity will be set up from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Lady Invidia Band will play at 8 p.m. at the ballfield with no cover charge and free admission.

The event is being sponsored by the Cresaptown Volunteer Fire Department and Lashbaugh’s Tavern. Connie’s Concessions will be set up for food and Western Maryland Distributing Co. will be on site from noon to midnight.

Athey said the department has 120 members and averages approximately 250 fire calls and 1,100 ambulance calls annually.

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