Oct. 15 to bring fire truck parade, literary road race

Sep 20, 2017

On Tuesday, Selectmen approved the use of town roads for two events set for Oct. 15. They are the Readers Become Leaders 5K and the Wareham Fire Department’s annual Fire Truck Parade.

Now in its 14th year, the 5K will be held at Minot Forest Elementary. Started by the Wareham Middle School English Language Arts Department, the road race raises money for books, technology and other items to help enrich education at district schools. Along the route, people dressed as characters from books will cheer on the runners.

The Fire Truck Parade will begin at 11 a.m. in Besse Park and end at the fire station. The event coincides with national Fire Prevention Week, set for Oct. 8 - 14.