‘All Lit Up’ parade planners win hat tip

‘All Lit Up’ parade planners win hat tip

I wish to commend the parade committee who worked so hard on Smithfield’s recent All Lit Up Christmas Parade. This year’s event was bigger and better than last year. These dedicated, hard-working volunteers should hold their heads high and proud.

Special thanks to the Providence Canteen for providing hot chocolate beforehand.

The parade was led by Smithfield Police and Fire Dept. Honor Guard with veterans, youth groups, antique cars, floats decorated with Christmas lights, singing groups, and vehicles representing several town departments, all coordinated in a wonderful family event. It concluded with the lighting of the Christmas tree on Greenville Common.

I, along with fellow antique fire truck enthusiasts, were part of a small division in a procession that exceeded our expectations. We were thrilled to participate in this delightful community event and look forward to being a part of it every year going forward.

Richard A. Quetta

North Providence

Quetta is president of the Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Society.