Greenfield plans Fall Fire Prevention Festival

Greenfield plans Fall Fire Prevention Festival
The event that blends a lot of behind-the-scenes hard work with a good time for children ages 0 to 100 is now in its 22nd year. The serious message remains the same, but no one said a person can’t have fun at the same time. That’s the goal behind the 22nd Annual Fire Prevention Festival, hosted by the Greenfield Fire Department.
This year’s event is slated for the week of Oct. 4-9. Several activities are planned for Fire Prevention Day on Saturday, Oct. 9. These activities include events of interest for children and adults.
Beginning at 9 a.m., there will be an Open House at the Greenfield Fire Department for the public with several antique fire trucks on display.
The children can meet Smokey the Bear, Fire Pup and take free fire truck rides.
For the adults, there will be free blood pressure checks and the LIFELINE blood mobile will be taking blood.
Exhibitors will have fire safety items such as smoke detectors, extinguishers and collectibles for sale.  Fingerprinting for children ages 1 to 12 will be conducted by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department.
The Tennessee Division of Forestry will have their equipment on display.  From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Hospital Wing Helicopter from Memphis will be on display.
The Air Evac Life Team will be present with their helicopter.  
The local National Guard units will have equipment in the parade and will also be on display at the fire station, along with the climbing wall.  
A bag pipe band will perform during the parade and also that morning. Concessions will be available by the Greenfield Booster Club.
The line-up for the parade will begin at 1 p.m.  The parade starts at 2 p.m. Line up will be on Evergreen Street and Greenfield Products Road headed south along the west side of street.
All floats, cars, trucks, horses, and walk-in entries are welcome to enter the parade. Three-wheelers or four wheelers are allowed if an adult 18 years of age is driving the unit in the parade.
For more information, contact Delores Wright or Lorrie Stout at the Greenfield Banking County, parade chairpersons, at (235-2207). For horse entries call Danny Powell (235-3997).
There will be numerous fire departments, rescue squads, and EMS personnel with equipment on display and in the parade.  Everyone is invited to come and join the festivities.
The Greenfield merchants will have a sidewalk sale on Saturday, Oct. 9. Various groups and organizations will have bake sales all along Front Street.
There will be concessions, which include hamburgers, barbecue by the pound, barbecue sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks.  A carnival is planned for the middle block with kiddy rides for the little ones to enjoy.
Once again there will be a  Fireworks Display to close out the Fire Prevention Festival at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The best location to view the display is Front Street looking north.

WCP 9.23.10

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