Mt.Upton fire department to host 86th firemenís convention

MOUNT UPTON Ė The 86th Chenango County Firemenís Convention, as well as the centennial celebration for the Borden Hose Company, will begin with a banquet at 5:30 p.m. June 20 in Mt. Upton.

Festivities will continue through Saturday with a firematics show at about 1 p.m. A large barbecue will take place all day. A plaque dedication will be held, as well as a parade at 5:30 p.m.

ďThere will be displays and seminars covering the grounds,Ē said volunteer firefighter Jim Percival, who has been with the Borden Hose Co. for the past 62 years. A mill stone, he said, will be dedicated to the firemen of the Mt. Upton and Rockdale stations, past, present and future.

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