Manchester Fire Department truck

A Manchester Fire Department ladder truck rolls by in front of the Equinox Resort during the 2020 Bennington County First Responders Appreciation Parade.

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The second-annual Bennington County First Responders Appreciation Parade will return June 19.

Last year’s parade ran from Pownal to East Dorset. This year’s event will run the opposite direction.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Village Street in East Dorset and then take Route 7A through Manchester, Sunderland, Arlington and Shaftsbury before jogging over to Route 7 through Bennington and Pownal.

A luncheon sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets will be held for first responders.

All Bennington County law enforcement, fire, rescue, ambulance, military and civil air patrol are invited to participate.

In 2020, there were approximately 40 police, ambulance, rescue, fire, and utility vehicles in the parade.

For more information, email or call 802-379-7702.


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