Berkley Fire Department Father’s Day Parade Will Be a Wet One
There's some excitement coming to the town of Berkley and just in time for Father's Day on Sunday, June 20.
With the world opening back up a little bit more each day after being locked up for over a year, the Berkley Fire Department's Father's Day Parade is the perfect excuse to get outside and join in on some family fun.
To make the parade more exciting, the Fire Department will be engaging with the public along the parade route with water balloons and squirt guns, and they'll be calling it a "Wet Parade." Starting at 11 a.m., the fire engines will be taking off on their route from Station 2 and back to the common where Station 1 is located on North Main Street.
The parade has been consistently run for over 30 years, but this year will be a little different to ensure the safety of the public.
"Normally, the parade would end with a Fire Muster (a group of public events put on by fire/rescue services), but due to COVID, we're just going to stick to a longer parade route and stay out on the road with the fire engines longer to replace the Muster," Deputy Chief Jason Perry said. "We normally invite other departments in the area within Bristol and Plymouth County and usually get about 10-12 other towns participating."
Line-up will begin at 9:45 a.m. and trophies will be awarded for all parade participants.
The normal fire muster plans to return in 2022. Anyone who has any questions regarding the parade can reach out to Chief Scott Fournier at BerkleyFireChief@Comcast.net.