Chester Celebrates 300th with a Firemen’s Muster

The Tricentennial celebration in Chester continued on Saturday, July 23 with a 5K Race and an Old Fashioned Firemen Muster at the Wason Pond Recreational Area. Fire fighters from four towns participating in the event with each team competing in the Midnight Alarm, Wet Hose Lay, Bucket Brigade and Water Polo challenges. Fire Department teams from Chester, Derry, Brookline and Hooksett took part in the event. Derry was the first-place overall winner, also taking first in the Wet Hose Lay and the Midnight Alarm. Hooksett won the Bucket Brigade event and the Water Polo competition. Members of the Chester Fire Department won the Sportsmanship Award. Photos by Chris Paul