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On parade (and behind the scenes)

karenb@lakevillejournal.com

NORTH CANAAN — Really, it’s a competition so fierce, it could be an Olympic sport. Tremendous effort goes into training and preparation. It brings together competitors from far and wide. Winners are often separated by tiny fractions of a point.

But this event is first and foremost a mainstay of small town traditions. It is the firemen’s parade. The rolling display of fire engines, rescue vehicles and ambulance, sirens and flashing lights is a thrill that transcends entertainment trends.

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