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ODHFS Central Region Newsletter - June 2021
Monday, June 7th, 2021

ODHFS Central Region Members:

The following are events that I know about in or near the region:

  • June 19, 2021 2 PM - 4 PM Fathers Day Car Show Dunlop House Assisted Living, 235 Dunlop Farms BLVD, Colonial Heights. If you are planning on attending with an apparatus or can drive one of Tommy Herman's, please contact Tommy tom-herman@att.net ASAP.
  • June 19, 2021 9 AM - 3 PM NC Transportation Museum Fire Truck Show, Spencer NC. Advance Tickets Recomended. For more information: https://www.nctransportationmuseum.org/fire-truck-show/
  • June 25 & 26 Star City Motor Madness @ The Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke. Cruise In Friday evening; Car show Saturday; and ODHFS Western Region Muster there also on Saturday. See more information on the ODHFS calendar or contact Western Region Director Rob Fariss robswheels@verizon.net.
  • July 4, 2021 10:00 AM (yes Sunday) Brandermill 4th of July Celebration Parade. This year's parade will be conducted like it was done last year. Starts at the Association office 3001 East Boundary Terrace; winds thru the various neighborhoods; and ends in a neighborhood off of Hull Street. If you are planning on attending please let me know by July 1 so I can let them know. Also since the parade ends just about across from Mission BBQ at 13439 Hull Street I am planning on stopping there to give my John Bean High Pumper a break before I head home. You are welcome to accompany me.
  • August 12, 2021 6:30 PM Brandy Station VFD Parade. Line up 5:30 PM If you plan on attending contact J.D. Bailey BVFDparade1202@gmail.com.
  • September 17,18, & 19, 2021. Field Day of the Past Amelia County This event that was held in Goochland County for decades is relocating to Amelia County on Route 360 @ Route 153. More information will be sent out later.
  • September 25, 2021 Richmond Railroad Museum Train Day Celebration. They would like to have antique fire apparatus on display during their celebration. If you can participate, contact Tim Torrez at ttorrez91@gmail.com
  • October 9, 2021 10:00 AM 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.

If you learn of any parades or events our Members would be interested in, be sure to let me and web chief Jack Sullivan ODHFSWebChief@gmail.com know about them.

Floyd - FloydPowhatan@gmail.com

ODHFS Central Region Newsletter - June 2021
2020 Brandermill 4th July Parade
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