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It’s Sparky’s 65th Birthday

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Sparky turned 65 on March 18, 2016, and we’re pulling out all the stops to help him celebrate! He’s created a bucket list of 65 activities and events he’d like to accomplish from now through October. As he checks them off his list, we’ll make sure to share them with you. Some of Sparky’s wishes are pretty lofty, while others are just fun or a bit silly. Check in weekly to see where he goes and what he’s up to!


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  1. Sparky rides on ice resurfacer at inaugural Bruins First responder Night
  2. Sparky gets on the HDX screen at an NHL game
  3. Sparky spends the night at the Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
  4. Sparky walks the 45th parallel
  5. Sparky takes a ride in Alaska's 'Helo 2' search and rescue helicopter
  6. Sparky visits the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas
  7. Sparky vists the Wright Brothers Memorial, North Carolina
  8. Happy Spring! Sparky’s visits a tulip festival in Woodburn, Oregon
  9. Sparky visits the Army at the McCrady Training Center in South Carolina
  10. Sparky visits Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota to see U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln
  11. Sparky takes a look at the world’s largest mountain carving, the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills region of South Dakota
  12. Sparky visits Hersey's Chocolate World
  13. Sparky visits the Space Needle in Seattle, WA
  14. Sparky visits the Rocky Steps in Philadelphia, PA
  15. Sparky visits the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA
  16. Sparky visits St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA
  17. Sparky celebrates with Smokey Bear!
  18. Sparky visits the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO!
  19. Sparky hikes Yosemite National Park in California!
  20. Sparky takes a ride in an Air Force B-1B Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota!
  21. Sparky visits the National Fire Dog Monument in Washington, D.C.
  22. Sparky visits the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI
  23. Sparky enjoys some sweet Vermont maple syrup at the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford, VT
  24. Sparky walks the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail in Boston, MA
  25. Sparky takes a ride on a carousel
  26. Sparky visits Las Vegas!
  27. Sparky watches the Fountains of Bellagio water show
  28. Sparky boards the USS Arleigh Burke, a Navy guided missile destroyer
  29. Sparky spends the day at the beach
  30. Sparky shops at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN
  31. Sparky takes a ride on a Boston Common Swan Boat
  32. Sparky throws out the first pitch at a Major League Baseball game
  33. Sparky meets Craig Morgan!
  34. Sparky enjoys 20 hours of daylight in Nunavut, Canada
  35. Sparky learns to kayak
  36. Sparky trains for the Olympics at the U.S. Olympic Complex, Colorado Springs, CO
  37. Sparky learns how to make Domino’s pizza
  38. Sparky makes way for ducklings in Boston Common
  39. Sparky rides a pontoon in a boat parade
  40. Sparky visits Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon, Canada
  41. Sparky visits an Egyptian Pyramid (in Las Vegas)
  42. Sparky visits the Charlotte, NC Motor Speedway
  43. Sparky visits the Florida Everglades
  44. Sparky visits the Idaho Potato Museum
  45. Sparky visits the Eifel Tower (in Las Vegas)
  46. Sparky spends the day at Faneuil Hall Boston

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Sparky's Birthday Kit
Want to celebrate Sparky’s birthday in your community? Sparky's Birthday Kit includes all the materials you need to host a fun, festive event for kids. From birthday hats, and invitation to suggested games and activities and a whole lot more, the kit makes Sparky’s birthday celebration a piece of cake!

We have even provided photos to give you ideas on how to bring your party to life. We’ve been working on this party for so long and we can’t wait for you to create a special day for your little firefighter.

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Birthday E-cards
Have a friend's birthday coming up? Send a Sparky
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to your friends and family for the special day.





 

The History of Sparky
Ever wonder what the birthday dog looked like in 1951?This interactive adventure will take you through the history of Sparky from the first ever image of him to the dog he is today! There is also a fun game for kids hidden within the gallery walls.

 



 

Sparky's Birthday Surprise App
Teach kids important fire-safety skills with Sparky’s Birthday Surprise, a free app jam-packed with games, activities, coloring pages, and even a sing-a-long. With bright graphics and kid-friendly tappable animations throughout, this free app is aligned to Common Core State Standards in English, Language Arts and Math.

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