Volunteers from the Quincy Fire Department, including mascot Sparky, make their traditional journey up Main Street. See if they will make an appearance this year. Registration is due this Friday, July 22 for the Saturday, July 30 annual fair parade. File photo
Crowds lined Main Street in Quincy to see everyone who entered this year’s Plumas-Sierra County Fair Parade sponsored by the Quincy Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 11.
It’s become a decades old tradition that Quincy resident David Adrian starts the parade with the firing of the gun powder-laced anvil that creates a large attention getting boom. It’s said that Adrian brought the tradition to Plumas County from Weaverville where it was used to start their annual Fourth of July festivities. At the time Adrian moved to Plumas County he was a business teacher at Quincy High School. He later passed the state bar exam and opened his law offices.
Another tradition following the firing of the anvil — the California Highway Patrol guides the first of the parade participants, this year the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3825 with Alan DeWolf, Marty Byrne, Russell Jennings and Robert Turcott.
The Quincy Chamber of Commerce noted that without the assistance of many volunteers this parade would not have happened.