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Labor Day celebration to continue

Port Henry festivities Sept. 1 and 2

Sponsored by the Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary, MacBoston 18 Truck will return as part of Port Henry’s annual Labor Day celebration. The fire truck is an inspirational and memorial vehicle in tribute to  fallen firefighters.The truck includes the names of firefighters who died in the line of duty engraved on its side. A local firefighter’s name was added to the truck during the 2011 Labor Day celebration. Beverly Pratt, the father of Port Henry Past Chief and Past President  William (Billy) Pratt’s father, was honored.

Sponsored by the Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary, MacBoston 18 Truck will return as part of Port Henry’s annual Labor Day celebration. The fire truck is an inspirational and memorial vehicle in tribute to fallen firefighters.The truck includes the names of firefighters who died in the line of duty engraved on its side. A local firefighter’s name was added to the truck during the 2011 Labor Day celebration. Beverly Pratt, the father of Port Henry Past Chief and Past President William (Billy) Pratt’s father, was honored.

— DuRoss, the long-time manager of the Glens Falls National Bank in Port Henry, is a past Moriah Citizen of the Year. She has served on the Port Henry village board, been deputy village mayor, been active in the chamber of commerce, served on the Sherman Free Library board and more.

The parade will start on Broad Street and proceed to Main Street before ending at Park Place.

“If anyone would like to join the parade they are welcome,” Woods said. “The more people we get involved the better.”

To register for the parade call Woods at 546-7816 or Ronnie Cunningham at 546-7227.

Following the parade the bands will perform on Church Street, where vendors will be set up along with amusement rides.

Sponsored by the Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary, MacBoston 18 Truck will also return as part of Port Henry’s annual Labor Day celebration. The fire truck is an inspirational and memorial vehicle in tribute to fallen firefighters. Mac is in memory of firefighter Paul MacMurray of Hudson Falls; Boston refers to the city of Boston, where the truck was purchased; 18 was MacMurray’s badge number. The truck includes the names of firefighters who died in the line of duty engraved on its side.

The Port Henry Fire Department organized the annual community Labor Day celebration for a century. The chamber of commerce took over those duties two decades ago.

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