News Feature

Originally published in Compass, July 24, 2014
Brooksville Day returns for second annual event

by Faith DeAmbrose

BROOKSVILLE—The town of Brooksville will be buzzing with activity on Saturday, August 2, as it holds its second annual Brooksville Day. The day will feature a parade, games, vehicle displays, and plenty of food.

The Brooksville Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring the day’s events, including a parade of floats, vehicles, and marching units. The parade will depart from the elementary school at 10 a.m., continue along Coastal Road, and return to the school. There will be prizes for the best floats. Parking is available along the parade route; the road will be closed from 10 to11 a.m.

Following the parade, there will be games and food at the school. Members of the Keepers of the Old Baptist Church will run a food table, as will Tinderhearth Bakery; and the Blue Hill Fair favorite, Lime Fizz, will also be on hand. The Brooksville Elementary School eighth grade will also sell refreshments and popcorn.

Children’s games, including a water balloon toss, basketball shoot out and three-legged race, will also be held, alongside a turnout gear race where the public can don the fire department’s turnout gear with a ticking clock.

A car show will follow the parade on school grounds.

Preregistration is required for the parade, and entries are encouraged. In case of rain, the parade will be held the following day, Sunday, August 3, at 10 a.m.

For more information, to sign up for the parade or to volunteer to help, call Amber Bakeman at 326-4518. Information is also available at