Millbrook carnival and parade, fun for all
MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Engine Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 held its annual carnival July 11 through July 14.The final night went out with a bang as the annual parade marched up Franklin Avenue toward the grounds adjacent to the Thorne building, where the carnival was in full swing.A temporary police order prevented vehicles from parking along the parade route.Franklin Avenue was completely lined with families, couples and friends eager to watch the 40-minute parade.The parade is touted as the largest in Dutchess County. More than 25 fire companies participated.The parade also featured local politicians, including the Millbrook Village Board of Trustees, Bert Velletri (the longest serving member of the fire department) and Millbrook town Supervisor Gary Cifferi. The grand marshal of the parade was former town Supervisor Fussy Prisco.Throughout the week community members enjoyed a plethora of rides and games.Local organization set up several booths with games of chance, betting wheels, food, beverages and bingo.Rides included the ever popular dragon roller-coaster for younger attendees and the gravity-defying Demon Loop for the braver carnival goers.The fire department mailed out raffle tickets in advance to Millbrook residents to fill out, mail back and donate as they saw fit for a chance to win a $1,000 prize. Raffle tickets remained on sale throughout the week.