NORWOOD - The 77th annual Norwood Fire Department Field Day Events starts July 3 on the Village Green.
The Norwood Brass Firemen will offer a concert in the park from 7- 9 p.m. Games of Chance, food and legal beverages will be offered at the Fire Hall. This concert is free for the public to enjoy. A pass of the hat will benefit the Norwood Volunteer Fire Dept.
Cubby T. Clown and Co. are donating their time to this annual fire department fundraiser. Face painters and balloon animal sculptors will be in the park from 7 - 9 p.m. along with Cubby and Cuddles.
From 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., 6 Foot Midgets will play the traditional Block Dance in front of the fire hall. A $2 admission will be charged at the gate.
On July 4, a huge parade is scheduled to step off at 1 p.m. sharp. Lining up at noon on Maple Street, this parade progresses down Spring Street and ends at the Morgan Street Firemens Field. This 60 – 70 unit parade will consist of three marching bands, 17 fire departments, three rescue squads, more than 25 floats, antique cars, ATVs, motorcycles and trucks.
Youth and church groups along with many civic and area businesses help to support this one hour parade. Last years parade was viewed by over 5,000 people.
The parade theme is Magic Kingdom.
There will be 61 U.S. flags displayed along the parade route. Thirty minutes before parade time, the Norwood Firemen have over 850- 8x12 hand-held American flags to share with parade viewers. When a donation of any size is placed into the firemans boot, the viewer will be given a flag to wave during the parade.
Cubby T. Clown and Co. will also offer face painting and animal balloon sculpturing before and during the parade at the Village Green. All plaques for parade awards have been donated by Hometown Café.
Following the parade, festivities at the Morgan Street Firemens Field start with a Demolition Derby and Garden Tractor races at 2 p.m. These tractors reach speeds up to 50 miles per hour on an oval track specially built by Haggett Excavation.
Two free live shows from the Cubby T. Clown and Co. will be take place at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. These will be two different live shows. There will also be a Five in One Childrens Playhouse.
Of course various food and beverages will be offered all day long. This annual field day will end with one of the biggest firework displays in St. Lawrence County. This fireworks display costs the Norwood Fire Department over $5,000.
Donations for these fireworks can be made to Norwood Vol. Fire Department, PO Box 231, Norwood , NY 13668. Perrys Big M has donated $1,000 for these fireworks.