By Kaylee Lindenmuth | firstname.lastname@example.org
KULPMONT, Northumberland County - Fire apparatus, police vehicles, bands, and other entities from multiple counties participated in a parade today honoring first responders.
The parade, the second edition in the Northumberland County borough of Kulpmont, drew crowds along the borough's main road.
At several businesses along the parade route, including Shedleski Investment Services and Archie's Shoe Store, signs reading "Thank You First Responders" were displayed.
The parade was led by a pair of Kulpmont Police cruisers driving side-by-side, followed by the Zembo Color Guard and the Kulpmont Our Boys' Band.
Fire apparatus from Girardville, Englewood, Kulpmont, Mount Carmel, East Cameron Township, Danville, Atlas, Locust Gap, Strong, Stonington, Forest Hills, Wilburton, and Berrysburg participated in the parade. Danville's Good Will fire company displayed a hand-drawn piece of apparatus, while Wilburton displayed an antique Ford engine.
Police departments were also well represented in the parade, including Kulpmont, Mount Carmel borough and township, Watsontown, Shamokin, Northumberland County Sheriff's and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Musical additions to the parade included our very own Shenandoah Valley Marching Band, the Mount Carmel Red Tornado Band, and the Warrior Run band, among others.
Uncle Sam also made an appearance, as did a flaming baton twirler.
Beginning at the Chinese buffet on the east end of town, the parade moved west to 13th Street before ending at the West End Fire Company, where refreshments were served.
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