Herkimer Police, other first responders hold parade for a 10-year-old's birthday

It was a special night in the Village of Herkimer as first responders held a birthday parade for Owen Sanderson who turned 10-years-old.

Posted: Apr 23, 2020 10:31 PM

HERKIMER N.Y.- It was a special night in the Village of Herkimer, as a parade was held for a 10-year-old celebrating his birthday.

The Herkimer Police Department, MOVAC Ambulance, and the Herkimer Fire Department took part in the parade. It was all for Owen Sanderson.

Jessica Miller who is Sanderson's Mother is currently stuck abroad in Morocco, so his Uncle and Grandmother are staying with him at his home in Herkimer during the coronavirus pandemic.

Adam Petrlik, Sanderson's Uncle and Godfather tells NEWSChannel 2 the parade was an amazing surprise.

"We were expecting a small group of friends and (just a couple of trucks and a car or something), but got the okay from the fire department and the police department, and we didn't realize that (the parade) was going to be to this scale to this magnitude." Petrlik said.

Kaleigh Snyder, a friend of Owen says doing a parade like this was special.

"I think it's really special to do now that we can't all get together, so why not show an appreciation, and show (Owen) that we're still thinking of him on his special day." said Snyder.

Owen was overwhelmed by the response from the parade. Happy Birthday Owen!

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