2015 Fire Station Festival
Sunday, October 18, 2015
3:30 pm – Gather at Shipe Park
3:45 pm – Parade departs for Fire Station. Prizes awarded for Adult, Child and Pet costume.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Festivities at Fire Station.
The 41th Annual Fire Station Festival honors and celebrates the partnership between the fire station and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, the effectiveness of citizen involvement, and those who provide great service within our neighborhood. It is also where the leadership torch is passed from past to future officers of HPNA. Our fire station has been saved twice by the citizen involvement that is the raison d’etre of our neighborhood association. (Read the full story here). Together we make a difference in what happens in our neighborhood; come together and celebrate it!
Join your neighbors at 3:30pm in Shipe Park (44th and Avenue F) for a festive neighborhood parade to the fire station. Halloween costumes and decorated wheels (strollers, scooters, trikes, bikes and skateboards) are encouraged! There will be a fire truck in the parade and also the McCallum High School drum line will keep us parading with energy!
The Festival formally begins when the Parade arrives at the Fire Station (43rd and Speedway) where you will find live music by the Soul Supporters, family friendly entertainment, treats, tours of the fire truck, information booths, and prizes for child, adult, family and pet costumes. Bring $5 to join or renew your HPNA memberhsip, and a picnic blanket or chairs.
We are supporting BookSpring, again. http://www.bookspring.org/. Their mission is to provide reading experiences, tools, and books to children and their facilities so they can develop a desire to read and succeed in school and life. Bring books to Shipe Park and look for the red wagon to drop off your books before you march in the parade. Also, look for the donation box at the Fire Station Festival and at Fresh Plus prior to the Festival.
Do you want to join in the fun of preparing for and participating in the festival? Contact Linda van Bavel: