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Sand Lake to host parade honoring emergency workers

The Village of Sand Lake is hosting a solemn parade of emergency vehicles on Sunday, September 11, 2011. The public is encouraged to attend and show their support for their local police, fire and EMS personnel.
All police, fire and EMS across Michigan are invited to be a part of the parade. According to Sand Lake Police Chief Ken Williams, about 20 agencies have said they will participate, including Cedar Springs Police and Firefighters, Howard City Police and Firefighters, and more from surrounding townships. “There could be up to 60 vehicles,” he said.
The parade lineup will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the parade will start at 8 p.m. at Lake and 7th Street, and end at Lake and 4th Street. The vehicles will make two passes. The first time through they will run lights and sirens, and the second time through it will be a silent, remembering time.
After the parade, everyone is encouraged to stay and meet local emergency personnel, and bring a lawn chair or blanket to Salisbury Park and watch a special outdoor large screen showing of news and documentary footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and heroic responses.
For more information, call Chief Williams at (616) 799-1900.

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