Kannapolis celebrates 100th year of fire department with parade

Published 9:23 am Tuesday, September 27, 2016

KANNAPOLIS — To celebrate the 100th birthday of the Kannapolis Fire Department, the city will host a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. After the parade, there will be an open house at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way.

There will be a Quiet Time Touch-A-Truck with no lights and sirens, concessions, fun children’s activities, music and a special birthday ceremony at noon.

The parade will begin at the intersection of Laureate Way and Biotechnology Lane and continue down Laureate Way to North Research Campus Drive.

Spectators can vote on their favorite truck from the parade, and awards will be presented to the winners at 2:30 p.m.

Fire departments or individuals with a fire truck who would like to participate in the parade can contact Kirk Beard at 704-920-4272/kbeard@kannapolisnc.gov.