Webster Fireman's Carnival kicks off

Posted at: 07/10/2013 10:38 PM
Updated at: 07/10/2013 11:20 PM

The Webster Fireman's Carnival is held every year in the town by the lake. Wednesday night is the first night of the four day event.

Families have the chance to enjoy rides, games and food at the Webster Fireman's Field.

There's a different feeling surrounding this year's carnival after what happened on Christmas Eve morning last year.

West Webster Firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka were killed in the Christmas Eve ambush on Lake Road. The two will be honored at the beginning of Thursday's fireman's parade.

The chief of the Webster Fire Department says they had to find a way to honor their West Webster brothers who both loved the parade.     

“This will be a little bit tougher with the memorial before the parade. Both Chip and Tomasz were advocates of the parade beforehand, so we certainly had to do something to keep their memory alive,” said Webster Fire Chief Craig Akins.

Chief Akins says they hope to see the entire Webster community at the parade.

If you're interested in going the parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday night at Ridge Road and Phillips Road. It continues to the Fireman's Field on Main Street and Barrett Drive.

You may want to consider arriving early. Chief Akins says they are expecting thousands of people to attend.