Firefighters from Station 24 helped celebrate the 9th annual Mississippi Avenue Street Fair on Saturday, July 10, 2010. Citizens from all over Portland came together to celebrate the diversity of Mississippi Avenue in NW Portland.
The Street Fair was presented by the Historic Mississippi Avenue Business Association (HMBA) and the Boise Neighborhood Association (BNA) and benefits the Boise-Eliot Elementary and Albina Youth Opportunity Schools. The annual Street Fair is a community-building event that began nine years ago as the Boise-Eliot Multicultural Fair. The street fair celebrates the neighbors, businesses, and organizations that make their home in the Mississippi Avenue neighborhood and honors history and tradition while embracing diversity and sustainability.
Events and activities included five stages of live music, 150 street fair vendors, a tasting pavilion, a parade, interactive kid-oriented games, a BBQ rib cook off competition, and local vendor arts and crafts and street performers.
Amidst the crowd was fire engine 24 staffed with Lieutenant Dave and Firefighters Rian, Mike, and Nick who happily answered questions, gave tours of the engine and equipment, and took photos of excited citizens both young and old next to the shiny engine.
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