Sep 072015
 

Scouts from West Groton Troop 1 prep for their annual Firemen's Muster yard saleArt Campbell | The Groton Line

Scouts from West Groton Troop 1 prep for their annual Firemen’s Muster yard sale

Groton’s annual Firemen’s Muster is in full swing right now. The kickoff parade began at 11 a.m., and winds along main streets to the H&V Field on Townsend Road in West Groton.

Parade spectators follow along behind the fire apparatus to the field to watch firefighters compete in “professional” games, let the kids climb on fire apparatus, and enjoy grilled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, fried dough, and strawberry shortcake.

West Groton’s Boy Scout Troop 1 hosts a giant yard sale as part of the festivities. The whole troop, from leaders to the newest scout were working in the hot sun on Sunday, unloading trucks and cars bearing donations. More than an acre of furniture, grills, books, and other odds and ends are on sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.. Then things are free, a scout leader explained.