To the Editor:
The 75th annual July 4th field day celebration held in Norwood was a huge success. This year’s parade had over 70 units in it due to the involvement of many individuals, businesses and organizations.
The members of the Norwood Volunteer Fire Department wish to thank parade participants: The young American Legion Veterans who escorted “Old Glory” at the beginning of our parade. This 10’ x 19’ flag will always begin this annual parade.
We also want to recognize parade participants Barrett Paving Materials Inc.; Northern New York Lawn Mower Racers; Haggett Excavating; The Norwood Brass Firemen; Kemptville and Edwardsburg, Ontario VFD’s; Tupper Lake VFW Color Guard; Knapps Station Community Church; Norfolk VFD; Norfolk Rescue Squad; What Cheer Lodge from Norwood; Norwood American Legion Post 68; The Sons of the Norwood American Legion; Hannawa Falls VFD; Madrid VFD; Madrid Rescue Squad; Colton VFD; Norwood Beach; Potsdam VFD; and the Potsdam Rescue Squad.
Also, The Original Yanks Drum and Bugle Corp. from Antwerp; The Hometown Café; Sparky’s; Brian Foster’s Truck Repair; N-N Figure Skating Club; N-N Minor Hockey; Waddington VFD; Massena Post 79 “Lancers”; The Media Shriners “Ups and Downers”; West Stockholm VFD; Perry’s Big M Supermarket; Laurie’s Casual Cuts and Spa; The River Rat Rhythm Project; Brookfield Power; Randy Reagan; Louisville VFD; West Potsdam VFD; Brent Kuenzler; Pyrites VFD; The Red Knights Motorcycle Club; Parishville VFD; Anna Knapp with her Oxen Cart from DeKalb; Tim Hatch with his team of horses; Cubby T. Clown and Co.; St. Philips Church; Jr. Girls Scout 50227; Brockville Pipe and Drum Band; Sallie and Tom Brothers; Gordon Hartle; The Norwood Red Hens; The Dragonfly’s Den; North Lawrence VFD and The Northern Chapter of Antique Trucks of America.
Rounding out this great parade, we wish to recognize Dave Button, Miss Molly’s Restaurant, Nana’s Bear Closet, The Ol’ Smokehouse Restaurant; Cornerstone Services, Tri-town Rescue Squad, Lawrenceville Fire Dept., and a great collection of classic cars.
We thank the Northern New York Vol. Firemen’s Parade Judges in selecting Hannawa, Louisville and Norfolk departments as the top three best marching units, respectively.
The float parade judges had a very difficult time selecting the top three floats winners as all 24 floats were very impressive and crowd pleasers. The Ol’ Smokehouse, Perry’s Groceries and the N-N Figure Skating Club captured 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, respectively.
The Norwood VFD says “Thank you” to all who participated in any way to make this year’s parade an outstanding success.
Bob Haggett, Parade Chairman