Apple Blossom 2019 Wrap Up
A group of the ODHFS folks in the Northern Region who coordinate and plan Apple Blossom each year met to “debrief” our 2019 event that was held on May 4th. I am impressed with this team that looks at ways to improve and streamline our biggest Northern Region event each year.
For the 2020 Apple Blossom event, you will be seeing a variety of communications and reminders. In a nutshell:
We need help…..
We have a group of folks who have been helping with set up, registration, judging, etc. Thank you! This help has been tremendous, however more folks volunteering would continue to help those already helping and streamline the process. Two key areas of help:
The Apple Blossom team will be reaching out again for help in these areas. If you have not helped in the past and can do so, let me know and I will ensure that your contact information gets to the appropriate person.
Still looking for someone to help with communicating our Northern Region area parades. Here is the information from last month’s update email:
“I could certainly use the help of one of our Northern Region team members in coordinating parade and muster information for our Northern region. This is a good way to get involved. Throughout the year, we receive parade and muster information within our Northern region that we need to share. Here is how I envision the process would work:
Overall, the Northern Region Event Coordinator is just summarizing and preparing a brief communication for our members about the event.
Interested? Give it a try – please let me know by contacting me via email at email@example.com.”
Farmville, VA muster
Another key ODHFS club event during the year is the Farmville muster. I want to make sure everyone has the information. Passing along information from Floyd Greene from the Central Region:
CVVFA – First time muster
Hancock, Maryland Muster – Coming up fast on August 3rd is the first ever antique fire muster being held in conjunction with the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association (CVVFA) convention. The muster is being held in Hancock, Maryland. Hancock is 50 minutes (37miles) from Winchester. I communicated this recently via email, although I have heard from several that it was not received. Attaching that email with all of the information to this email.
IMPORTANT: use www.odhfs.org as your resource for ODHFS information, including our ODHFS meetings, parades, and other events. Click on the “Calendar” for updates.
We have a new member of ODHFS that has just acquired a 1931 Chev./ALF fire truck with unknown history. It was in a barn owned by an auctioneer outside of Warrenton, Va. The auctioneer bought it at an auction ? years ago. There is no ALF registered # plate on it but I have confirmed it is an ALF built rig.
We need help in identifying where this rig made have been in service. AND in acquiring any known history of photos that may exist.
Any & all info appreciated – see attached photo. If you have info please contact President - Tom Herman - (804) 590-1239
Northern Region Director - Mike Sanders - (571) 217-7246