Win a fire engine ride during Merrimack July 4th parade

MERRIMACK – In cooperation with the Merrimack Fire Rescue Department, the Rotary Club of Merrimack is offering an opportunity to ride in a fire engine in the July 4th parade – ring the bell, blow the horn and siren, and wave to your friends and neighbors from the loudest and best seat in the parade.

A raffle drawing will be held Thursday, July 2, and the winner will be notified by phone.

The winner will get three seats on the fire engine. A child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Riders must understand that, in case of an emergency, they could be dropped off at any point along the parade route so the engine company can answer the call.

Raffle entries are $2 each and may only be purchased at

The July 4th Family Fun Day is a day of fun, games, entertainment and food. The day’s schedule includes:

Sparkler 5K Road Race starting at Merrimack YMCA, 8 a.m.

Merrimack Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast, Merrimack High School cafeteria, 8-11 a.m.

Parade along Daniel Webster Highway to Baboosic Lake Road, ending at Merrimack High School, 1 p.m.

Merrimack Rotary Family Fun Day, Mastricola Elementary School grass fields, noon-9 p.m., with chalk art, food vendors, club and service organizations, nonprofit organizations, children’s entertainment, teen entertainment, live stage events, Merrimack police dunk tank, food contests, business vendors, crafts and gifts, specialty vendors, family entertainment, local bands and demonstrations.

Fireworks, Merrimack High School field, dusk.

For a full schedule or to contribute, visit If you’re interested in participating and/or to reserve a space, email Bob Best at