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Fire Muster, Family Fun Day July31

   Plans are being finalized for the Frankenmuth Antique Fire Muster, set for the end of the month on Saturday, July 31.

  The Frankenmuth Fire Department will host this event for the 24rd year, operated by the Great Lakes Chapter of SPAAMFAA.

  The muster took place last year during the COVID-19 pandemic, with several safety measures in place, and it was successful. The Great Lakes Chapter has a large presence in Canada. Depending on that country’s restrictions, there could be fewer vehicles this year, however, FFD Chief Phil Kerns still expects between 70-80 trucks to be in the parade.

  Registration will take place Friday, July 30, from 2-5pm in Heritage Park, with food trucks available with food and beverage for sale beginning at 6pm. Persons will be encouraged to stroll the park and city.

  On Saturday, registration will take place 8-10am, with the parade forming at 10:45am on Weiss Street and the parade beginning at 11am. The parade route is as follows: south on Weiss Street, west on Jefferson Street, crossing Main and Flint Streets, past The Fortress Golf Course and then turning north on Dehmel Road. The route will cross the Cass River and then turn east on West Tuscola Street. It will turn south on South Main Street, through downtown. Depending on the size of the trucks, drivers may cross the Holzbrueke, into the Covered Bridge parking lot, past the Bavarian Inn Lodge and then back on Weiss Street and into Heritage Park.

  An opening ceremony will take place at noon, followed by a mass pumping into the Cass River, as trucks shoot plumes of water into the waterway.

   A fire flea market will also begin at 8am and run into the afternoon. On-site food and beverage concessions will also be in the park.

  The Frankenmuth Parks and Recreation Department will conduct its Family Fun Day activities in concert with the muster.

  The Family Fun Day is free to attend and will take place noon until 4pm in the Harvey Kern Community Pavilion. The event will include inflatables, games, popcorn, snow cones, music and more activities.

  The muster and Family Fun Days are perfect activities for parents with small children who enjoy the fire trucks as well as the activities offered by the parks and recreation department.


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