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ODHFS Central Region News - July 2019 Update
Sunday, July 14th, 2019

ODHFS Central Region Members;
Welcome to the newest ODHFS members in the Central Region:

  • Hunter Fisher

  • Bud Lacey

  • Richard Knight

  • Joshua Fitzgerald

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. We had a great showing at the Brandermill Community parade with 9 apparatus participating.

Up-coming events in the Central Region that are on the ODHFS website calendar include:

  • Last Saturday in each month: Blackstone Cruise In. 3 PM until dark. More Information at: www.facebook.com/blackstonecruisein/

  • 7/27/19 Static Display at Crump Manor Nursing Home, Mountain RD, Glen Allen. The facility would like one or two antiques on display during their anniversary ceremony 10 AM - 2 PM. If you can assist contact Vicki McSparren at 804-672-8725.

  • 8/3/19 Southern Knights Cruisers Veterans Car,Bike, & Truck Show. Richard Bland College. 8 AM - 4 PM More information at: www.SouthernKnightsCruisers.com

  • 8/8/19 at 6:30 PM Brandy Station 68th Anniversary Parade. For more information contact J.P. Bailey 540-219-2372 or BVFDparade1202@gmail.com.

  • 9/2/14 Powhatan Labor Day Parade Line up at Powhatan Company 1 @ 9:30 AM Parade @ 10:30 AM. If you planning on participating as a part of ODHFS please contact me by email at FloydPowhatan@gmail.com or 804-347-9016 NO LATER THAN 8/24. I've had two members commit to attending this so I will be sending in the application and fee this week.

  • 9/11/19 9-11 Ceremony at Mission BBQ in Midlothian. They have asked for antique apparatus to be on display during this event. More information will be included in the August newsletter.

  • 9/14/19 Be Like Mike Benefit Car Show 2693 Rocky Oak RD Powhatan VA. 9 AM - 4 PM. 50 Awards Presented. Entry fee $50. Spectators Free. More Information call: Wes 804-300-4507

  • 9/28/19 ODHFS Annual Muster Farmville, VA More Information about the specifics of the Muster will be out soon. The automated registration link to sign up both apparatus and members/guests is available at www.odhfs.org/custom.html?id=24099 . The link is also on the ODFHS Website front page labeled "ODHFS Muster Registration" located on the left column. OR You can register by emailing or calling me FloydPowhatan@gmail.com 804-347-9016.

Don't forget to keep a regular check on the ODHFS Website Event Calendar for other events that may not be in the Central Region but are in other parts of the Commonwealth or beyond that you might be intersected in.

Central Region Director - Floyd Greene - (804) 347-9016

ODHFS Central Region News - July 2019 Update
Brandermill 4th of July Parade Staging
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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ODHFS Central Region MembersFirst, welcome to our newest member of ODHFS in the Central Region, Bill Elliott. Bill served many years in the Chesterfield County Fire Department as a volunteer then career firefighter.
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Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Friday, November 15th, 2019
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Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Sunday, October 27th, 2019
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Sunday, August 4th, 2019
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ODHFS Central Region Members;Welcome to the newest ODHFS members in the Central Region:Hunter FisherBud LaceyRichard KnightJoshua FitzgeraldI hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. We had a great showing at the Brandermill Community parade with 9 apparatus participating.Up-coming events in the C...
Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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ODHFS Regional Director Paul Lamp presented the “Bob White Memorial Award” helmet to ODHFS member Mike Sanders during the awards ceremony at the Apple Blossom Muster, held each year in Winchester, Va.The award was announced at the ODHFS Annual Meeting, held in April of each year.
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