For The Vista
Fairfield Glade residents are encouraged to stop by their neighborhood fire station Saturday, Oct. 5, to meet the firefighters and take a tour of the facility.
The fire department is hosting “Open House at the Fire House” from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week. National Fire Prevention Week theme this year is: “Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with.”
“National Fire Prevention Week focuses on promoting fire safety and prevention throughout the year,” Fire Chief Howard Robb said in a prepared statement. “We encourage our residents to stop by our fire station to meet the men and women who work every day to protect them and their families.”
On Saturday, residents can take a tour of the station and learn about the equipment used by firefighters and what a firefighter’s job entails. There will be chances for adults and children to climb inside a fire truck, so families are welcome to attend. Visitors will be allowed to take photographs if they wish.
It is a chance for residents to meet their neighborhood firefighters in a non-emergency setting, which is rare. Refreshments will be served.
Hit the Trails Fall Festival
The Friends of Glade Trails invites you to the second annual Hit the Trails Fall Festival on Saturday October 5th from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. at Mirror Lake in Fairfield Glade. This is a free festival.
Come and learn all about outdoor recreation in Fairfield Glade. They have expanded from being just about trails to include all out-door activities.
Last year they had over 500 attendees so they are hoping for even more this year if the weather cooperates.
There will be live music and concessions stands selling burgers, hotdogs, etc. With 25 information booths there will be plenty to interest everyone.
There will be trail maps for the old and new trails and volunteers available to answer all your questions. They will also provide guided walks on some of the trails.
Volunteers at all the other booths will be handing out information about their organization or activity, including horse-riding, gardening, kayaking, hiking, beekeeping, bocce ball, birding, geocaching and softball
Check the website http://time2meet.com/gladetrails/festival2013.shtml for last minute changes, weather cancellations, etc.
For for info, call John Conrad at 287-0244.