Hamilton Township Fire Department Spirit Nights for Essential Workers Comes to a Finale on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Everything has to come to an end and with that the Hamilton Township Fire Department is ending their Spirit Nights for Essential Workers with a finale of all the apparatus parading together throughout the Township.

Starting at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 all three stations of Hamilton Township Fire Department will be starting at the Baltimore Rec Centre with approximately 16 firetrucks in, “one big display of respect,” said Chief Kelly Serson.

Spirit Nights started approximately four weeks ago by the firefighters that wanted to thank citizens for adhering to the COVID-19 rules, but also to pay tribute to essential workers including, grocery clerks, truck drivers, servers in restaurants and stores.

“This happened by accident getting requests from the community to celebrate some birthdays and it grew into what we were doing.”

For the last several weeks, the three stations located in Baltimore, Harwood and Bewdley would take their apparatus into the community on Wednesday evenings.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 all the apparatus will be taken throughout the areas together.

“It will be one massive and colossal parade through all of the communities in the Township.”

“Being out there, seeing the people that came out to show their respect and to honour the front line workers and all the people that are doing what they are doing through these difficult times really was touching.”

“It was very emotional and very special.”

Serson adds firefighters are often thanked for the job they do, “but in this time – it’s everybody.” “It’s not just the firefighters. Everybody deserves some form of display of respect. It’s very difficult for everybody that’s involved with what’s going on in our country and in the world.”

The route is as follows:

Assemble at Baltimore Recreation Centre

Turn right onto Community Centre Road to Maple Crescent

Turn left onto Maple Crescent all the way around to Elm Avenue

Turn right onto Elm Avenue to Community Centre Road

Turn right onto Community Centre Road

Community Centre Road to County Road 45

Turn right onto County Road 45 to Harwood Road

turn left onto Harwood Road

Harwood Roase all the way to Rice Lake Scenic Drive (Harwood)

Turn left onto Rice Lake Scenic Drive all the way to Burnham Street (Gores Landing)

Turn left onto Burnham Street to Cavan Road

Turn right onto Cavan Road to County Road 9

Turn left onto County Road 9 to Rice Lake Drive North

Turn right onto Rice Lake Drive North to Lake Street

Turn left onto Lake Street to Bewdley Rec Centre

Emotional Evening For Community As Spirit Nights for Essential Workers Takes Place in Hamilton Township

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

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