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Parade remains expressive tradition at Kendall Firemen’s Carnival

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – The Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies work their magic during tonight’s parade in Kendall.

These youngsters show off some exceptional facial hair.

Kendall Highway Superintendent Warren Kruger promotes a classic car show from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Vietnam Veterans led off the parade.

KENDALL – The annual Firemen’s Carnival has returned to Kendall with an hour-long parade the highlight of tonight’s festivities. It was quite a spectacle with youngsters dressed as hippies, tractors pulling floats, fire trucks from three counties and the Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies.

The parade was led by a group of Vietnam veterans from Rochester and ended with a line of fire trucks.

The three-day carnival continues Saturday, wrapping up with fireworks at 10:20 p.m.

“Coastie” is part of public relations campaign about boater safety through the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Hamlin.

Carrie Milano of Hamlin holds her 2-month-old son Nick during tonight’s parade in Kendall.

Riders in with Lone Oak Stables in Kendall were among the parade participants.

Lone Oak Stables had a cleanup crew behind the horses on Kendall Road during the parade.