Recent Member News:
We have two new members to welcome this month. Kaegan Horvat and Brian Martin.
Hopefully they can make it out to Apple Blossom this year and get to meet many of us.
A friendly reminder that some folks may have overlooked paying their dues for 2021.
Remember our membership year runs from January to December. If you’re not sure if
you’re paid up, just contact me and I can let you know.
Apple Blossom News:
This year our event will be on Saturday May 1st, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Apple
Blossom Mall in Winchester, VA. This will not be in our usual format. This is a static display
only along with the fire truck rodeo and modern apparatus display. All apparatus will be
All registered participants and volunteers will receive a free lunch.
This event is subject to change or cancellation beyond our control!
Apple Blossom Helpers Needed:
We are looking for members who would be willing to help out at Apple Blossom this year.
We need still need a judge or two, several parking and directional helpers, and couple of
people for Safety Officers. Judges will be judging antique and modern apparatus with a
very laid back criteria this year. Just contact me for more info. FREE lunch provided for
The Northern Region Treasurers 2020 report is available to ODHFS Northern Region
members on request.
The Northern Region is working on a display board to help display all of our Dash Plaques
from the Apple Blossom events we’ve had. We don’t have a full collection and are looking
for a few missing ones. We’re hoping some of you may be willing to donate back one if you have them.
A big shout out to Pete West who has offered to donate a bunch of the ones we are looking for back to us. Still trying to find a few others though.
Needed ones are:
Year Name Apparatus
1996 Sarah Zane 1840 Hand Pumper
1998 Woodstock VFD Hand Pumper
2000 Orange VFD Seagrave Squad
Also trying to figure out what was featured on the 1997 dash plaque or if there was one that year? Also does anyone know if there were Apple Blossom dash plaques before 1996?
Maybe some of you long time members can help out with information.
Annual ODHFS Northern Region Meeting:
Due to lack of interest, we will not be having a virtual Annual Northern Region Meeting this
ODHFS Webpage and Event Tracker:
Do you have access to the ODHFS Webpage? Lots of member only extra information can
be accessed by you and also to help record events you attend. If you’re a member in good standing,
contact Jack Sullivan at ODHFSwebchief@gmail.com to be set up for access.
• May 1st- Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival “Bring Back the Bloom” Fire Truck
Rodeo and Static Display. 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Winchester Apple Blossom
Mall. See flyer below for more details and link to register.
• October 9, 2021 10:00 a.m., ODHFS Annual Muster at Wilck’s Lake Park in
Farmville VA. Registration opens in July. As of today, the park is still closed due to
Covid restrictions but with other events opening up throughout the Commonwealth,
it is hoped we will be allowed to have our Muster there as planned so add this to your
calendar. Please note that due to the two universities in the town, hotels in the area
fill up quickly on weekends. Therefore, if you will need lodging, it is recommended
you make the arrangements ASAP. Here is a link that shows the available facilities
in the area: https://visitfarmville.com/places-to-stay/. For more information on the
Muster contact Floyd Greene at: FloydPowhatan@gmail.com.
Reminder that all events are subject to change beyond our control!
David Gantt - ODHFS Northern Region Director
firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 973-7117