Fire departments from around the state will be in town this weekend to help the Lakehurst Volunteer Fire Company celebrate its 100th anniversary, fire officials said.
The events kick off Saturday with a noon parade, which starts on Union Avenue and goes across Route 70 to Myrtle Street, ending at the Howard Fuccile Sports Complex, where the rest of the day’s events will be held, free of charge.
There’ll be a display of fire apparatus, live bands, games for adults and kids—and plenty of food.
The fire company’s bringing in some of the contestants from Food Truck Wars, with the lineup currently set:
- Four Boys Ice Cream
- The Outslider (crab cake sliders)
- Taste of Smoke (chicken, brisket, pulled pork)
- Jersey Johnny's Grill (hot dogs, burgers, etc)
- Hibachi heaven (stir fried chicken, beef, tofu w/ veggies & rice)
- Chris's Curbside Deli (gyros/falafel/S&P/HD&B)
- The Cow & The Curd (fried cheese curd)
- Empanada Guy (beef, chicken, & cheese empanadas)
- Cupcake Carnival (gourmet cupcakes)
The 100th anniversary festivities run through 6 p.m. at the sports complex.
Originally dubbed Manchester Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Lakehurst Volunteer Fire Company changed its name when the borough broke away from Manchester in 1921.
Over its 100-year history, the company has responded to everything from local fires and accidents to the Hindenburg disaster and Superstorm Sandy.