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Updated: 8/14/2013 7:05 am

Current and past members of the Lexington Fire Department welcomed new firefighters at the annual potato soup meal early Wednesday morning.

The meal is hosted at midnight every year after the rookies’ first day on the line.

Battalion Chief Jeff Nantz said the department has probably held this tradition for the last century.

The new firefighters make the soup and serve it to those in attendance, including retired firefighters and local officials.

The event also brings a number of pranks among the firefighters. Existing firefighters snuck food coloring into the soup and gave rookies an occasional spray with a fire hose.

New firefighter Nathan Thayer said it was a great experience and an honor to be among the more experienced members of the department.
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