Philadelphia, PA. Instead of sleeping in on a chilly Saturday morning, five firefighters and their companion, Sproket, loaded up Engine 68-1 with toys and headed East on I-76 to participate in the WXTU Toy Truck Parade. After joining the group of SUVs, pickups, big rigs, and fire trucks at the WXTU office in Bala Cynwyd, Engine 68-1 got back on I-76 for a loud drive down to the Xfinity Live center in South Philly. With sirens, air horns, and train horns blazing, the engine and her crew made it to Xfinity Live to drop off the toys collected for the Child Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE).
Valley Forge firefighters have made participation in the Toy Truck Parade an annual occurrence with this year being their best year for toy collection. Keep your eyes open in November next year when we will once again be collecting toys for the Toy Truck Parade!
"Protecting Your National Heritage" P.O. Box 62 630 Valley Park Road Valley Forge, PA 19481