TOTOWA/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In light of Wallington canceling its annual fire department parade, a 17-year tradition, the Boroughs of Totowa and Woodland Park have joined together to host their first holiday parade through both towns.
The Totowa Fire Department and West Paterson Fire have picked up the Nov. 30 date, which the Wallington parade would have occurred, and are working to get fire departments from across New Jersey signed up to participate. The fire apparatuses will travel through the two towns, delighting spectators with their holiday lights and decorations. Santa will also be making an appearance.
The parade will start at 6 p,m. at Union Boulevard and Crews Street and continue down Union Boulevard, making a right on Totowa Road. At the bottom of Totowa Road, the parade will cross the Hillary Street Bridge and make a right onto McBride Avenue. It will then make a right on Vetrone Drive, proceeding to Hromiak Terrace where it will make a right. It will make a right on Dowling Parkway passing Dowling Gardens and making a left back onto McBride Avenue. The grandstand will be set up across from West Paterson Fire Company # 2 with the parade ending at Memorial Drive and McBride Avenue.
“This will be a great addition to an already exciting Thanksgiving weekend here in Woodland Park, with the parade on Saturday, Nov. 30 and the Tree Lighting Festival on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Dowling Gardens,” said Mayor Keith Kazmark. “As Chief Paul Salomone has said to me a dozen times over the past few days, ‘It’s for the kids.’ And for that we are all in.”
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