Fire trucks on parade

Published July 4, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

Everyone loves fire trucks (and other emergency response vehicles)! Participating this year in the parade were crews and vehicles from the Anacortes Fire Department, a couple of neighboring fire districts and Shell Puget Sound Refinery. In addition to the thrill of seeing a few shiny new trucks, young people in the crowd were treated to candy, Mardi Gras beads and flying discs. Adding to the festive atmosphere of the traditional small town parade was the vintage fire truck owned by Mike Keller of Scott Richards Insurance Agency.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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