Peninsula Fire Department leads birthday parade | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Fire Department leads birthday parade | Jane Boursaw Photo

How about some fun news? As we navigate through these tumultuous times near and far, there are bright spots popping up here and there. People are finding new ways to help each other and spread joy throughout their neighborhoods. Such was the case with a very special “birthday party” for a young OMPer yesterday.

The folks at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church got word of the youngster’s birthday and organized a “car parade” to drive by the family’s house. Cars were decked out with “Happy Birthday” signs, balloons and other decorations, and everyone honked as they went by.

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When the Peninsula Fire Department learned about it, of course they were happy to lead the parade and wish the youngster a very happy birthday. The fire department is like our very own community cheerleading team.

We’ve been asked by the family to limit personal info, as young kids are involved, but rest assured that it was a bright spot for both the family and the parade participants! Here’s a little video of the fun…

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  1. That was a great birthday celebration!!!!!!! I just loved it, all the people who were doing the honking, cheering and the sirens going off were so much fun!!!!! Happy Birthday to the youngster!!!!!!!!! Nice to see the fire department out on a fun occasion too!!!!!!!!

  2. What a heartwarming story and video. Brought tears to my eyes to see the community coming together. Thanks for the Peninsula Fire Department and EMS for bringing joy to this young man’s birthday.


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