By Susan Monteleone
NARROWSBURG July 11, 2003 The Fourth of July could not have had more of a special meaning than it did for the Town of Tusten.
At this years celebration, the Town of Tusten turned 150 years old and celebrated it in conjunction with the Narrowsburg Fire Department.
The weekend included a Family Fun Day on the Firemans Field on July 4. On July 5, a parade was held, along with numerous rides, activities, booths and food offered by local restaurants, fire departments and businesses.
At the end of the day, the township with assistance from Lang Industries and Narrowsburg Motors turned officially 150 years old with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 pm.
This is a beautiful hometown event. It is truly like a Norman Rockwell picture, and it is truly beautiful and what a hometown is all about, stated Tusten Supervisor Richard Crandall. Being here today is really bringing me back to the time when I was a small boy and I would come to such a event. It is just great!
Narrowsburg Fire Chief Craig Burkle was also happy with the weekend.
It has been a great day, and everyone seems to be having a great time. The fire department offered its annual chicken BBQ, and today we have sold over 600 chickens, which is more than last year. I am very happy with the turnout and for all the help and hard work that went into the event, he said.
The Narrowsburg Fire Department also judged fire trucks and floats that participated in the parade, with the winners as follows: Farthest Distance Traveled - Rockville Center Fire Department, Most Men in March - White Lake Fire Department, Best Appearing Apparatus - Lake Huntington Fire Department, and the Best Float - Landers River Trips.