CLARK MILLS, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV) — With the COVID state of emergency lifted and the rate of infection dramatically low, central New York can start to get back to normal. The return of the annual Firemen’s Field Days is just one sign that life is going back to normal. After a year off due to the pandemic, the field days are back with carnival rides, games and prizes; entertainment; food; and fireworks.
Debby Fleming, the Firemen’s Field Day President, and her nephew, Jared Fleming, shared with us that they’re happy to be back at the fair with their community.
“It feels great, we’ve always done stuff for the community,” Jared said. “Our food trucks, our dinners and stuff like that so they always support us. They always have our back.”
The suppport Fleming mentioned is what helped them raise over $13,000 on the field day’s opening night. The annual event raises money for upgrades in the fire department.
Debby Fleming said the decision to cancel the field day’s last year was not an easy one to make.
“I waited until the very last minute, and our community loves this event, and this year is our 65th anniversary for the fire department, so turns out it ended up being better off this year.”
The Firemen’s Field Days event will be running through Saturday, June 26.