OFFD readies full weekend of demonstrations, training classes and recreation
The 46th Annual Fire Fighter’s Drill School hosted by the Old Forge Fire Department is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14 through 16.
Registration will be held at the Old Forge Fire Hall on Thursday, September 13 beginning at 6 p.m. and Friday, September 14, at 7:30 a.m. and again on Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 a.m.
Classes will be held Friday and Saturday at the Strand Theatre and at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center and Pavilion on North Street.
Outdoor instructional classes will be held on North Street and adjacent to the Fire Hall.
Event chairman Patrick Russell invites the public to observe the outdoor classes from a safe distance.
Instructional programs on Friday will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the annual Push Ball Competition will take place in front of the Fire Hall.
At 8 p.m. the Double Image Band will entertain at the Fire Hall. The public is invited.
The annual Firefighter’s Parade will begin at 2 p.m. from Old Forge Glass and proceed up Main Street to the Fire Hall.
It will include dozens of entries representing the fire departments taking part in the drill school.
The presentation of trophies and awards, along with a number of raffles sponsored by the Old Forge Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Fire Hall.
Live music by the Honey Bush Band will begin at 7:30 p.m. Again, the public is invited.
Food will be available for purchase along with commemorative Fire School shirts and hats.
At noon on Sunday, winners of the 17th Annual BIG BUCKS GIVE-A-WAY will be announced at the Fire Hall.
Tickets are $50 each with a maximum of 2,000 sold.