New Milford's Water Witch Hose Company #2 has announced two "Unity Parades" to say thank you to the community for their support. Their emergency vehicles will be covering most of New Milford's roads over two days to show their appreciation.

To cover most of CT's largest town, there will be two parades on the next two Sundays (May 3 and 10.)  The fire department announced on Facebook:

To unite the town in this time of uncertainty, to show the strength and love this community has Water Witch Hose Company # 2 presents The Parade of Unity. We will be traversing the town this Sunday and next to show our support and brighten peoples day along the way.
Please understand we cannot go down every road in town. Please check out our routes and if we do not go by your driveway please either come to an intersection close to you that we will be going through. Most importantly, please keep social distancing in mind and be mindful of where you park as to not be in the way of the firetrucks, and local traffic.

This Sunday's parade route (May 3):

  • Start at Water Witch Hose Co. #2 Fire Headquarters
  • Left out of firehouse to Bridge Street
  • Left on South Main Street
  • Left on Mill Street
  • Right on High Street
  • Left on South Avenue
  • Right on Grove Street
  • Left on Fordyce Road
  • Right on Prospect Hill Road to Bridgewater Road (Rt. 67)
  • Left on Dorwin Hill Road
  • Right on Dean Road
  • Right on Dorwin Hill Road
  • Left on Pleasant View Road
  • Right on Maplewood Drive
  • Right on Pleasant View Road
  • Left on Maplewood Drive
  • Right on Hillcrest Drive
  • Straight onto Taylor Road
  • Right on Old Ridge Road
  • Left on Standish Road
  • Right on Monroe Drive
  • Left on Revere Road
  • Left on Jefferson Drive
  • Right on Standish Road
  • Right on Cambridge Circle
  • Left on Standish Road
  • Left on Glenbrook Road
  • Right on Revere Road
  • Right on Old Ridge Road
  • Right at Stop Sign Continuing on Old Ridge Road
  • Right on Mine Hill Road
  • Left on Beardsley Road to turn around at end
  • Right on Mine Hill Road
  • Left on Ridge Road
  • Left on Reservoir Road
  • Left on Second Hill Road
  • Left on Hallet Road
  • Continue on Ridge Road
  • Right on Creamery Road
  • Left on Dairy Hill Road
  • Left on Bonnie Vu Lane
  • Left on Chapin Road
  • Right on Ridge Road
  • Right on Chestnut Land Road (Rt. 109)
  • Left on Hawthorne Lane to Cul-De-Sac turn around
  • Right on Chestnut Land Road (Rt. 109)
  • Right on Washington Ridge Road to turn around at end
  • Right on Chestnut Land Road (Rt. 109)
  • Right on Sterling Drive (Southern Entrance)
  • Left on Chestnut Land Road (Rt. 109)
  • Left on Buckingham Road
  • Right on Litchfield Road (Rt. 202)
  • Right on Upland Road
  • Left on Wheaton Road
  • Right on Litchfield Road (Rt. 202)
  • Right on Wheaton Road in Marbledale
  • Right on Litchfield Road (Rt. 202)
  • Left on Connelly Road
  • Left on Sawyer Hill Road
  • Left on Cherniske Road
  • Left on Squire Hill Road
  • Left on Bear Hill Road
  • Left on Big Bear Hill Road
  • Left on Geiger Road
  • Right on McNulty Drive
  • Left on Connelly Road
  • Right on Sawyer Hill Road
  • Right on Litchfield Road (Rt. 202)
  • Left on Hipp Road
  • Left on Palomino Drive (Eastern Entrance)
  • Right on Hipp Road
  • Straight on Stone Tent Road
  • Left on Paper Mill Road
  • Right on East Bucks Rock Road
  • Right on Merryall Road
  • Left on Country Farms Lane and around loop
  • Left on Merryall Road
  • Left on Clearview Drive to Bonnybrook Drive
  • Left on Merryall Road
  • Right on Bear Hill Road
  • Left on Squire Hill Road
  • Left on Barker Road
  • Left on West Meetinghouse Road
  • Left on Meetinghouse Terrace and around loop
  • Left on West Meetinghouse Road
  • Right on Aspetuck Ridge Road
  • Left on Sand Road
  • Right on Long Mountain Road
  • Right on Cornwall Drive
  • Right on Putnam Road
  • Left on Aspetuck Ridge Road
  • Right on Long Mountain Road
  • Right on Grandview Lane (Southern Entrance)
  • Left on Long Mountain Road
  • Right on Vista Drive
  • Right on Gregory Drive
  • Left on White Swan Drive
  • Left on Wood Ridge Drive
  • Left on Vista Drive
  • Right on Gregory Drive
  • Right on Aspetuck Ridge Road
  • Right on Housatonic Avenue to Boardman Road
  • Right on Kent Road (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Grove Road
  • Right on South Kent Road
  • Left on Riverview Road
  • Left on Station Road
  • Left on Browns Forge Road
  • Left on Long Mountain Road
  • Left on South Kent Road
  • Right on Riverview Road
  • Left on Kent Rd (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Webatuck Road (Rt. 55)
  • Left on Hemlock Lane
  • Right on Colonial Ridge Drive
  • Right on Webatuck Road (Rt. 55)
  • Right on Kent Road (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Gaylord Road
  • Left on Cedar Hill Road
  • Right on Kent Road (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Squash Hollow Road (Northern Entrance)
  • Right on Kent Road (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Sherman Road (Rt. 37)
  • Left on Meadow Wood Drive to Cul-De-Sac turn around
  • Right on Sherman Road (Rt. 37)
  • Right on Jotham Road and around loop
  • Right on Sherman Road (Rt. 37)
  • Right on Cortland Drive to Cul-De-Sac turn around
  • Right on Sherman Road (Rt. 37)
  • Right on Candlewood Mountain Road to Candlewood Shore Road
  • Left on Candlewood Common
  • Right on Candlewood Vista
  • Right on Candlewood Mountain Road
  • Right on Sherman Road (Rt. 37)
  • Right on Kent Road (Rt. 7)
  • Left on Bridge Street

And here's the route for next Sunday (May 10).

  • Parade of Unity- May 10, 2020
    Start at Water Witch Hose Co. #2 Fire Headquarters
  • Right on Prospect Hill Road (Rt. 67)
  • Left on Mallets Lane
  • Right on Prospect Street
  • Right on Prospect Place
  • Left on Prospect Hill Road (Rt. 67)
  • Right on Beard Drive (Prospect Commons) – Loop Through Complex
  • Right on Prospect Hill Road (Rt. 67)
  • Left on Reynolds Farm Road
  • Right on Haldine Road to Allison Lane
  • Turn Around Cul-De-Sac on Allison Lane to Haldine Road
  • Left on Reynolds Farm Road
  • Left on Prospect Hill Road (Rt. 67)
  • Right on Town Farm Road
  • Straight on Hine Hill Road
  • Right on Grove Street
  • Left on Bostwick Place
  • Left on South Avenue
  • Right on West Street
  • Left on Nicholas Square
  • Right on Bridge Street
  • Left on Railroad Street
  • Slight Right on Wellsville Avenue
  • Left into Aspetuck Village – Loop Through Complex
  • Right on Wells Road
  • Left on Wellsville Avenue
  • Right on Paper Mill Road
  • Right on Van Car Road
  • Right on Park Lane Road (Rt. 202)
  • Left on Avery Road
  • Left on High View Road
  • Left on Goldmine Road
  • Right on Avery Road
  • Right on Park Lane Road (Rt. 202)
  • Right on Carlson Ridge Road to turn around at end
  • Right on Park Lane Road (Rt. 202)
  • Left on Park Lane East
  • Left on Old Park Lane Road
  • Straight on Chestnut Land Road (Rt. 109)
  • Left on Wellington Drive
  • Right on Dorset Drive
  • Left on Chestnut Land Road (Rt. 109)
  • Left on Hipp Road
  • Left on Litchfield Road (Rt. 202)
  • Right on Russeling Ridge Road
  • Right on Cathryn Street
  • Left on Russling Ridge Road
  • Right on Park Lane Road (Rt. 202)
  • Left on Chestnut Land Road (Rt. 109)
  • Right on Littlefield Road
  • Left on Charterhouse Road
  • Left on Cobbler Lane
  • Right on Brentwood Road
  • Right on Littlefield Road
  • Left on Essex Road
  • Left on Stone Castle Road
  • Right on Carriage Drive
  • Right on Round Table Road
  • Right on Manor Road
  • Left on Stone Castle Road
  • Left on Old Parkwood Road
  • Right on Great Brook Road
  • Right on Stephanie Drive
  • Right on Old Parkwood Road
  • Straight onto Upper Reservoir Road to Reservoir Road
  • Right on Second Hill Road onto Elm Street Extension
  • Left on Brookside Avenue
  • Straight on Hillside Avenue
  • Left on Mallets Lane
  • Left on New Street
  • Right on Brookside Avenue
  • Right on Elm Street Extension
  • Left on Orchard Heights
  • Left on Heacock Crossbrook Road
  • Left on Weatinock Drive
  • Left on Heacock Crossbrook Road
  • Left on Park Lane East
  • Left on Bradberry Road
  • Left on Park Lane East
  • Left on Park Lane Road (Rt. 202)
  • Right on Park Lane West
  • Right on Birchwood Drive (Eastern Entrance)
  • Left on Park Lane West
  • Right on Park Lane Road (Rt. 202)
  • Right on Taylor Terrace and around loop
  • Right on Park Lane Road (Rt. 202)
  • Right on Maple Street
  • Left on Treadwell Avenue
  • Right on Elm Street
  • Right on Aspetuck Avenue
  • Right on Marwick Manor (Southern Entrance)
  • Left on Aspetuck Avenue
  • Right on Summit Street
  • Left on Terrace Place
  • Left on Bennitt Street
  • Right on Main Street
  • Right on Bridge Street
  • Left on Danbury Road (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Sunny Valley Road (Northern Entrance)
  • Left on Sherwood Drive
  • Left on Howe Road
  • Left on Sunny Valley Road
  • Right on Caldwell Drive
  • Right on Sunny Valley Road
  • Left on Danbury Road (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Pickett District Road
  • Left on Still River Drive
  • Right on Pumpkin Hill Road
  • Right on Erikson Road
  • Left on Old Pumpkin Hill Road
  • Left on June Road
  • Right on Turkey Trot Road
  • Left on Old Pumpkin Hill Road
  • Right on Pumpkin Hill Road
  • Left on New Bridge Road
  • Left on Greenview Road to Cul-De-Sac turn around
  • Right on New Bridge Road
  • Right on Pumpkin Hill Road
  • Right on Indian Ridge Road
  • Left on Wampum Drive
  • Right on Pumpkin Hill Road
  • Left on Still River Drive
  • Left on Lanesville Road
  • Right on Danbury Road (Rt. 7)
  • Left into Willow Springs – loop through complex
  • Right on Danbury Road (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Sullivan Road
  • Left on Larson Road
  • Right on Danbury Road (Rt. 7)
  • Left on Candlewood Lake Road South
  • Left at Stop Sign continuing on Candlewood Lake Road South
  • Left on Carmen Hill Road #2
  • Left on Overlook Drive
  • Left on Short Drive
  • Right on Carmen Hill Road #2
  • Right on Warwick Drive
  • Left on Carmen Hill Road
  • Left on Red Cedar Drive
  • Right on Carmen Hill Road #2
  • Left on Candlewood Lake Road South
  • Left on Farley Road
  • Right on Indian Trail
  • Left on Forest Trail
  • Left on Cotton Tail Lane
  • Left on Farley Road
  • Right on Birch Lane
  • Left on Mountain Drive South
  • Straight onto Chimney Point Road
  • Left on Candlewood Lake Road South
  • Right on Mist Hill Drive
  • Left on Carmen Hill Road #2
  • Right on Overlook Drive
  • Left on Polaris Drive
  • Right on Carmen Hill Road
  • Straight on Sullivan Road
  • Left into Sullivan Farms Condos (Northern Entrance) – loop through complex
  • Left on Sullivan Road
  • Left on Carlson Road
  • Right on Old Town Park Road
  • Left on Hilltop View Road
  • Right on Wynwood Drive
  • Left on Cannon Lane
  • Left on Lone Oak Drive
  • Left on Aspen Way
  • Right on Hilltop View Road
  • Right on Old Town Park Road
  • Right on Perry Drive and around loop
  • Right on Old Town Park Road
  • Right on Sherry Lane
  • Right on Valley View Lane
  • Left on Old Town Park Road
  • Left on Candlewood Lake Road North
  • Right on Tamarack Drive
  • Right on Birch Road
  • Left on Linden Lane
  • Left on Willow Road
  • Left on Tamarack Drive
  • Right on Candlewood Lake Road North
  • Right on Kent Road (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Fort Hill Road
  • Left on Sunny Valley Road
  • Left on Danbury Road (Rt. 7)
  • Right on Bridge Street
  • Left on Main Street
  • Right on Elm Street
  • Right on East Street
  • Return to Water Witch Hose Co. #2 Fire Headquarters