The Auburn Firedevils Auxiliary would like to extend a wonderful thank you to all the participants that made our 4th of July Parade in Auburn Township a huge success. We enjoyed our Color Guard followed by an elephant and the Auburn bicentennial float.
Our fire department joined by Newbury and Troy fire departments followed by many fun floats. Our special appreciation to the drill team, Sparklette’s, the DTJ float, the many tractors, local businesses, and other important participants for making this parade the best in celebration of the bicentennial of Auburn Township.
A thank you needs to be extended to Herold’s Salad for donating the bake beans, coleslaw and some potato salad. The many hands in the background that helped to serve the residents of Auburn Township deserve a hearty appreciation. The fire department’s member’s children are a huge help in events like this.
The best surprise we were able to enjoy was the elephant from the Francisca’s. The young and old were able to enjoy the elephant and pony rides. I had the pleasure of talking to the owners of the animals. I was very impressed of how well they were kept and the utmost care was taken to ensure the happiness of the animals. I was impressed that the elephant can play a form of soccer to keep her in shape and give her exercise which is very important. I was also surprised to hear that she ate 10 bales of hay a day.
We are hoping to have the elephant back next year for the parade. Again a huge thank you for all that participated and made this event a huge success. It was also great to see the all of our residents enjoy the wonderful treats served and having the community support not only to celebrate the 4th of July but the celebrate the Bicentennial of Auburn Township.
Contributed By: Patricia Phillips, Auburn Firedevils Auxiliary Parade Chairman