Dobson will host a Sept. 11 remembrance parade on Saturday. According to Dobson Fire Chief David Jenkins about 30 fire and rescue vehicles took part in the parade last year.
Jenkins said this is the third consecutive year for the parade, which saw an increase in participation least year despite rainy conditions. Jenkins said the event will be a silent parade meant to honor fallen firefighters and rescue personnel.
“There will be no sirens,” commented Jenkins. “The parade is about remembering and honoring our fallen brothers.”
According to Jenkins his department and the Central Surry Volunteer Fire Department are the sponsoring organizations for the parade. However, Jenkins said fire departments and rescue squads from throughout the county are encouraged to take part in the parade.
Jenkins said the parade line-up will begin at 9 a.m. in the front parking lot at Surry Community College. At 10 a.m. the parade will depart and head up Main Street, concluding at the NAPA auto parts store on Main Street.
There is no fee for entry in the parade.
Andy Winemiller is a staff writer at The Mount Airy News. Andy can be reached at (336) 415-4698 or firstname.lastname@example.org.