"My father was a radio announcer out of D.C. and he was also known for doing character voices,” said Mark Weaver. “One day he got a call from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the guy said, '
Weaver was the voice of Smokey the Bear for decades, which his son said is now making a comeback.
"There seems to be a Smokey the Bear revival. There's this spot on TV where Smokey the Bear comes up and gives this guy a bear hug, so to speak. And there's now this Smokey the Bear t-shirt that's becoming popular among the hipster set,” said Weaver.
Another popular character is
"He was injured January 3, and by January 5, he had gone viral,” said Cpl. Neer.
"In our area, it's huge. You don't live in
Organizers say the firefighter parade is next Friday at , and the grand feature parade will be next Saturday at
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