Parade adds lots of pep to Kendall Firemen’s Carnival

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 July 2016 at 10:00 am

KENDALL – Members of the Fancher-Huberton-Murray Volunteer Fire Company march and salute during Friday’s parade in Kendall during the Firemen’s Carnival. There were about 20 fire departments represented in the parade, a big turnout.

Several fire departments in the region have recently decided to close their firemen’s carnivals. That may be why fire companies from as far away as East Rochester and Byron wanted to be part of the Kendall parade.

There were several marching bands in the parade, including the Mark Time Marchers based in Churchville. The front three members include Ryan Pastecki, TJ Jones (with flag), and Grant Pastecki.

Vietnam Veterans of America based in Rochester marched near the front of the parade on Kendall Road. They received a standing ovation from many in the crowd.

Kendall Fire Department was well represented in the parade.

The Boy Scouts in the Kendall area put together a patriotic float.

The White Sabres Drum and Bugle Corps from Dansville gave a high-energy performance.

The Kendall Lawnchair Ladies continue to be crowd favorites.

The Lawnchair Ladies smile near the end of their routine. This group includes Kendall High School Principal Carol D’Agostino, second from right.

Brightly’s Farm Market in Hamlin was among many local businesses in the parade.

Jeff Partyka from Partyka Farms tosses treats to kids along the parade route. Partyka Farms used a tractor to pull a trailer with children in the Kendall Recreation Program.

The Kendall Lions sang patriotic songs from this vintage vehicle driven by Gary Kludt.

The Elba Fire Department rode in the parade with a flag attached high on the fire truck.

Members of Prime Time Brass in Rochester make their presence felt.

Head Over Heels Acrobatics and Dance pass out candy while walking in the parade.

Lone Oak Stables on Norway Road in Kendall has been a regular participant in the parade for several years.

Ellen Robinson, owner of Lone Oak Stables, saw many friends along the parade route.

John Becker serves as parade emcee. He thanked the participants, including Fancher-Huberton-Murray, for being part of the Kendall Firemen’s Carnival.