The Rhinecliff Volunteer Fire Company and Rescue Squad has big plans set for Saturday, August 8 to commemorate 100 years of service to the Hamlet of Rhinecliff and its Fire Protective District. The fire company looks forward to sharing a full day of free family fun & outdoor festivities for the hamlet and surrounding communities. (See the flyer here.)
Festivities will begin at 11am at the center of the Hamlet at the Memorial where a Hamlet photo will be taken to mark the event and the importance of all the community members within it. Kids of all ages are encouraged to decorate their bicycles and scooters and join a parade led by Rhinecliff Fire Equipment. The procession will go from the monument to Firemens’ Field located on Valley Way Road where the remainder of the day’s activities will take place. A large tent complete with a dance floor with be set-up for people to relax out of the sun (or rain).
A variety of children’s games and events suited to different age groups will take place between 11:30 – 2pm. Games activities include both individual and team games, a bounce house and face painting. A Kids Fire Olympics will take place with inventive firematic games such as a water bucket brigade, obstacle course, and tug-o-war, to mention a few.
As the sun heats things up from 2pm – 4pm, demos and music will take place. There will be $1 burgers and franks served throughout the day with affordable beverages available until 6pm. A pie baking contest will supplement a plethora of homemade pies made by the Rhinecliff Ladies Auxiliary. Pie contestants should register their entries at the tent by 6:15pm. Judging will commence at 6:30pm after which everyone will be invited to partake.
Beginning at 4pm, a skateboard competition will take place for teenagers presented by The Boardroom of Red Hook. For information, visit www.boardroomskateshop.com.
The day will conclude with a contra-square dance led by caller, Eric Hollman, known for zesty, “spaghetti contras”, as