The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Old Girl still rides after decades of parades


November 8, 2016

File Photo THE VFW’S 1930 FRANKLIN travels Main Street during the 2013 Sportsman’s Holiday Parade.

The Old Girl has been a silent and inanimate partner to the Sweet Home VFW Post honoring veterans for many decades.

She is older than most of the membership, and the venerable elder is showing her age a bit.

She never had a name. VFW and Auxiliary members just call her the Old Girl, and she’s uniquely identifiable mascot for the Sweet Home VFW post.

She is a 1930 Franklin automobile most often seen near the head of the Sportsman’s Holiday parade, just behind the fire department. She annually joins the Veterans Day Parade in Albany.

She has been part of the post for so long, her ear...

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