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Response Delivers Unexpected Surprise

GOSHEN, MA – Goshen firefighters along with Goshen Police and Highland Ambulance personnel responded to East Street at noon on Sunday for a report that a former GFD firefighter was celebrating his 94th birthday.

Richard “Dick” Durant was found seated in a portable chair at the end of his driveway as approximately 40 cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles lined up to share in the celebration.

The parade was organized by Jim Durant (Dick’s son) as a surprise for his father.

Smile after smile 

E2, Community
Cars stretched from the fire hydrant at the base of Lower Highland Lake to the D.A.R. State Forest headquarters at the top of the hill.
Richard "Dick" Durant holds court as countless friends, family and neighbors shared birthday wishes as they drove by.

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