Somerset County News

Firefighters' Parade Lights Up Somerville's Main Street and Neighborhoods

b6090be03b2bf5c6e5a3_sompixfireparade2017polarexpress.JPG
Smoke pouring from its stack, the Polar Express paraded down Main Street in Somerville in the Holiday Lights Parade. Credits: Rod Hirsch
aabbe7a7aa4de589495d_sompixfireparade2017dalmation.JPG
Credits: Rod Hirsch
e5deb134b795389ace96_sompixfireparade2017hillsfiretruck.JPG
Credits: Rod Hirsch
50844adff686985f560b_sompixfireparade2017pumper.JPG
Credits: Rod Hirsch
a0ce3b0dede74170ff62_sompixfireparade2017reindeer.JPG
Credits: Rod Hirsch
4d368d0da69c5121c015_sompixfireparade2017woodensoldiers.JPG
Credits: Rod Hirsch
42d4c89342839e795547_sompix2017fireparade1.JPG
Credits: Rod Hirsch
b6090be03b2bf5c6e5a3_sompixfireparade2017polarexpress.JPG

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Hundreds of volunteer firefighters and first responders from throughout the state answered the call for assistance from the Somerville Fire Department Saturday night to help escort Santa Claus down Main Street and through the side streets of the borough during the VI annual Holiday Lights parade.

Firefighters began arriving in the borough hours before the start of the 6 p.m. parade, parking their trucks on Veterans Memorial Drive, which served as the staging area. They got busy stringing lights, mounting Christmas inflatables including Santa, the Grinch, Winnie the Pooh, dogs and others and wiring sound systems to giant speakers which helped to fill the parade route with competing Christmas carols.

Families lined the sidewalks to catch a glimpse of Santa and his entourage as it moved along Main Street before wending its way into the side streets and neighborhoods, horns blaring, lights flashing and sirens wailing.

The parade made its way back to the firehouse at the corner of East Main Street and Veterans Memorial Drive where the firemen and passengers in their vehicles warmed up with some hot chocolate.  

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Bridgewater/Raritan

Upcoming Events

Wed, June 20, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Thu, June 21, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Fri, June 22, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Voters have Spoken : Bridgewater BOE's Barry Walker fails in attempt to unseat Mayor Daniel Hayes for Municipal Committee Seat

June 11, 2018

To the Editor:

Usually primary elections hold very little political drama but this year in our town I was very surprised to learn that the Board of Education's Barry Walker unsuccessfully ran a campaign against Mayor Daniel Hayes in an attempt to unseat him from his District 10 Municipal Committee Seat.

Now I know why many Independent voters like me stay out of ...

Bridgewater Police Investigating Report of $2K Worth of Tools Stolen from Car, According to Report

June 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are investigating a report of a theft of more than $2,000 from a vehicle parked at the Home Depot, in the Bridgewater Towne Center, according to a report.

A Hillsborough resident reported June 3 at about 5:58 p.m. that his vehicle had been burglarized while parked at the Home Depot. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.

According to ...

Alternatives, in Raritan, Wins Healthier Somerset Gold Award for Outstanding Worksite Wellness Programs

June 19, 2018

RARITAN, NJ – Alternatives, Inc., of Raritan, was recognized with a 2018 Healthier Somerset Healthy Workplace Recognition Award for implementing worksite wellness programs that improve the health and wellbeing of its employees and clients.

Alternatives earned a Gold Award, which distinguishes companies with programs in place for at least five years, and in 10 award ...

Franklin Township: Biz Fest 2018 Draws Record Crowd

June 16, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 people attended Biz Fest 2018, Somerset County's ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking event, on Thursday at the Imperia.

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) organized the event.  SCBP Vice President of Business Services Chris Edwards said that this year's Biz Fest was a huge success. 

"This has been ...

Five Strategies to Save Thousands on College

When talking about college debt, the statistics are never encouraging. In fact, the story gets sadder each year.  The average recent college graduate has amassed a debt exceeding $35,000 and joins the ranks of 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.3 trillion in education debt. The key is to avoid being a part of this grim statistic by considering some highly effective ...