Fun Day

Crowds line the side of Morton’s Ferry Road to watch the parade prior to the annual Triangle Volunteer Fire Department Family Fun Day on Saturday.

Threats of early morning showers evaporated, and Triangle Volunteer Fire Department had one of its best days ever in terms of attendance and fund-raising at its sixth annual Family Fun Day on Saturday.

Janet Anderson, chairman of the finance committee, estimated on Sunday that approximately $13,000 was raised before expenses.

Almost 500 people attended the event, according to Anderson, adding that most of them stayed throughout the day to enjoy a number of activities, including performances from three bands.

“It was one of the biggest crowds ever, and it was a great day,” Anderson said.

Melissa LeFevre, meteorologist with WSET television, again served as grand marshal for the event.

Back by popular demand this year was the giant double waterslide, and kids also enjoyed a bounce house and petting zoo.

Other children’s activities include

cart rides, a petting zoo, and everyone enjoyed music from several musical groups, including Red Bank Revival, which played later in the day.

Remote control airplanes and their operators were onsite all day, and the menu included barbecue and chicken plates with sides, hot dogs, desserts and homemade ice cream.