Fireman’s Parade marks last weekend of annual Railroad Days events

Cassie, owned by Ginny Dawson, wore her ice cream sundae best (costume) to win the Pet Parade Best Dressed award. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — The food, the music, the bull-riding, belly dancing, classic cars, and fireworks, and oh yes, the weather. The last weekend of Railroad Days rocked in every sense.

As thousands jammed the streets prior to Saturday’s Fireman’s Parade, there was an atmosphere of sheer summer enjoyment: being outside, greeting friends and being grateful a sudden storm with damaging winds was not bearing down (as it did last year).

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