Fire Prevention Parade Returns to Downtown Huntington Oct. 10
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Huntington Fire Prevention Parade returns to downtown Huntington at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Do you plan on going or want to participate? Here's everything you need to know:
PARKING: "No parking between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m." will be posted on 4th Avenue between 7th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard.
ROAD CLOSURES: 4th Avenue between 7th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard will be closed from 5 to no later than 10 p.m.
PARADE LINEUP: Parade participants will be asked to line up beginning at 5:45 p.m. between 12th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard.
PARADE ROUTE: The parade will begin at 7 p.m. at 12th Street and 4th Avenue and proceed west on 4th Avenue to 8th Street.
THEME: The theme of this year's parade is “Fire Won’t Wait, Plan Your Escape” to promote the importance of households developing and practicing a home fire escape plan.
RULES: In the interest of safety, parade participants will be prohibited from throwing candy. However, a representative for each parade participant will be allowed to walk along the sides of the street and hand out candy to children.
HOW TO BECOME A PARTICIPANT: Contact Carolyn Wright at 304-696-5950 or complete the parade registration form here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed forms also can be dropped off at HFD Centennial Station 1, located at 839 7th Ave., during regular business hours.