The Astoria Fire Department fire engines will be parading through neighborhoods in Astoria on Monday, December 9th, Tuesday, December 10th, and Wednesday, December 11th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Firefighters, family, and friends will be picking up non-perishable food items and donations for needy families this holiday season. The fire engines will be decorated with lights and playing Christmas music. We've heard that Santa Claus will be making an appearance
In 2012, the department collected 3,780 pounds of food. The goal this year is to collect over 4,000 pounds of food. Here's this years parade schedule:
Monday, December 9th
The parade will start at Emerald Heights, through Alderbrook and Uppertown.
Tuesday, December 10th
The parade will start at 8th and Franklin and continue through the upper hills of Astoria.
Wednesday, December 11th
The parade will start at Columbia Street and continue through the south hills of Astoria.
If you will not be home during the food parade in your area, you can drop off a bag of non-perishable food items to the Astoria Fire Department at 555 30th Street, Astoria. The lobby is open 9 am – 4 pm. You can also call ahead to arrange drop off outside of those hours by calling 503 325 2345
Cash donations will be accepted to help purchase turkeys and additional food for the Christmas Food Baskets. Checks can be made to: Christmas Basket Program. Checks or cash donations can be given during the food parade, or dropped off at Astoria Fire Department, 555 30th Street, Astoria.