Standing next to the Trigg/Lyon Fire Department float before the parade, Robin Jergens said that she thought everyone’s were better this year than ever before. She said that she had participated in the parade with several different groups over the years.
“I think there are more churches (with floats) this year,” Jergens said. “Everything is just bigger and better.”
Dana Dickey, another Trigg/Lyon Fire Department participant said she was also quite impressed.
“It’s really fabulous,” she said. “I love the floats the kids have done. We all do what we can with what we have.”
Montgomery Fire Department Chief Doug Latham said that his department used to just put trucks in the parade, but that this was the third year they had entered a float in the parade.
“We worked on it for eight or nine days, sometimes close to five hours,” he said. “We had to do a lot of it in the evenings.”
While Latham talked to The Cadiz Record, Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Atwood walked up and told him he had just won second place in the fire department float competition.
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