Ogdensburg wins big at parade

Franklin. Franklin Fire Dept. hosts 99th annual Sussex County Fireman's Parade and Inspection.

07 Oct 2019 | 03:38

Franklin Fire Department hosted the 99th Annual Sussex County Firemen’s Association Inspection Day & Parade Saturday Oct. 5.

Ogdensburg brought many trophies home, having won 1st Place Color Guard, 1st Place Engine 15-20 years, Best Overall Marching, Best Military Color Guard, Best Overall Dept in-county.

As the parade got underway, spectators could hear “God Bless America.” Marching soon followed along with “Left, left, left, right, left.”

People lined the 2-mile loop to watch the volunteers. Sussex County is the only county in New Jersey that consists of all volunteer departments. Volunteers use the Sussex County Public Safety Training Academy for education and training.

Grand Marshall Phillip Crabb announced the various towns and corresponding name of the Fire Chief as they turned the corner from High Street onto Buckwheat Road and headed past the judges toward the Firemen’s Memorial Pavilion and Park. As the drivers and marchers moved forward past the judges, they also paid homage to the giant United States Flag, attached to the Newton ladder truck and flying high in the sky. Crabb told of various facts about the towns including where they were geographically in relation to Franklin Borough, and the year that town’s Fire Department started. Newton’s Fire Department was the oldest in the county, dating back to 1836.

Wallkill Valley First Aid Squad, bringing up the rear of the parade, provided safety related support for the day.

After the trophies were awarded, once again “God Bless America” was playing loudly as the attendees dispersed to go home. Fire Departments lit up the trucks and sounded their horns and sirens as they said goodbye to one another and left the Franklin Pavilion area.

Sue Ellen Houghtaling, mother of Franklin Fire Department LT Corey Houghtaling won 935 dollars from the 50/50 and graciously donated 300 dollars to the Franklin Fire Department.

TROPHY LIST
IN-COUNTY TROPHIES
Best Appearing Ambulance
2nd Place: Glenwood-Pochuck Ambulance Squad 1st Place: Blue Ridge Rescue Squad
Best Appearing Fire Department Color Guard 2nd Place: Hardyston Township Fire Dept 1st Place: Ogdensburg Fire Dept
Best Appearing Junior Fire Department Unit 1st Place: Hamburg Fire Dept
Best Appearing In-County Fire Auxiliary : 4th Place: Hampton Twp; 3rd Place: Frankford Twp; 2nd Place: Highland Lakes; 1st Place: Branchville
Best Appearing Hand/Horse Drawn Antique In/Out-of-County 1st Place: Sussex Fire Dept
Best Appearing Refurbished Motorized Antique In/Out-of-County 1st Place: Hopatcong Fire Dept
Best Appearing Original Condition Motorized Antique In/Out-of-County 2nd Place: Wantage Twp Fire Dept 1st Place: Lafayette Twp Fire Dept
Best Appearing Rescue Unit: 2nd Place: Fredon Fire Company; 1st Place: Frankford Twp Fire Dept
Best Appearing Aerial Apparatus: 2nd Place: Stanhope Hose Company; 1st Place: Sussex Fire Dept
Best Appearing Tanker: 3rd Place: Montague Twp Fire Dept; 2nd Place: Branchville Hose Company; 1st Place: Wantage Twp Fire Dept
Best Appearing Brush Truck: 1st Place: Andover Boro Fire Dept
Best Appearing Engine 21 Years & Over: 2nd Place: Hopatcong Fire Dept; 1st Place: Lafayette Twp Fire Dept
Best Appearing Engine (15 - 20 Years): 2nd Place: Sandyston Twp Fire Dept; 1st Place: Ogdensburg Fire Dept
Best Appearing Engine (1 - 6 Years): 2nd Place: Vernon Fire Dept; 1st Place: Hampton Twp Fire & Rescue
Ladies Hose Laying: 2nd Place: Hampton Twp Fire & Rescue; 1st Place: Sussex Fire Dept
Hose Laying: 2nd Place: Hardyston Fire Dept; 1st Place: Sussex Fire Dept
Hose Laying Traveling Trophy: Sussex Fire Dept
Most Members in The Line of March: Sussex Fire Dept
Best Appearing Small Department: 2nd Place: Highland Lakes; 1st Place: Fredon Fire Company
Best Appearing Medium Department: 2nd Place: Andover Twp Fire Dept; 1st Place: Stanhope Hose Company
Best Appearing Large Department: 2nd Place: Newton Fire Dept; 1st Place: Frankford Twp Fire Dept
Best Appearing Pre-Parade Tailgate: Branchville Hose Company
Best Appearing Overall Music Unit: Morris County Police Pipes & Drums
Best Appearing Overall Antique: Hopatcong Fire Dept
Best Appearing Overall Apparatus: Roxbury Twp Fire Dept
Best Appearing Overall Color Guard: Sussex Fire Dept
Best Appearing Overall Auxiliary In/Out-of-County Sussex Fire Dept Auxiliary
Best Overall Marching Unit: Ogdensburg Fire Dept
Judge's Trophy (Overall Out-of-County): Delaware Twp Fire Dept, Pennsylvania
Chief's Trophy (In-County Overall): Ogdensburg Fire Dept
SPECIAL AND OUT-OF-COUNTY TROPHIES
Best Appearing Classic Car: 3rd Place: Steve Dely (Dark Blue Chevy Malibu); 2nd Place: Eileen Fryer (Metallic Blue Olds Cutlass); 1st Place: Ken Makowski (Ford Roadster)
Best Appearing Drum Corp: 2nd Place: Rory O'Moore Pipes; 1st Place: McKay Pipes & Drums
Best Appearing Band: 2nd Place: Franklin Band; 1st Place: Hopatcong High School Marching Band
Best Appearing Military Color Guard: 2nd Place: Rory O'Moore Pipes & Drums; 1st Place: Ogdensburg VFW Post 10152
Best Overall Military Color Guard Traveling Trophy: Ogdensburg VFW Post 10152
Furthest Distance Traveled: Maybrook Fire Dept, New York
Best Appearing Fire Department Color Guard: 2nd Place: Delaware Twp Fire Dept, Pennsylvania; 1st Place: Maybrook Fire Dept., New York
1st Place Hose Laying: Delaware Twp Fire Dept, Pennsylvania
1st Place Best Appearing Auxiliary: Maybrook Fire Dept, New York
Best Appearing Apparatus: 3rd Place: Sparrowbush Fire Dept, New York ;2nd Place: Delaware Twp Fire Dept, Pennsylvania; 1st Place: Allamuchy Township Fire Dept
Best Appearing Company: 2nd Place: Maybrook Fire Dept, New York; 1st Place: Delaware Twp Fire Dept, Pennsylvania