ODHFS Central Region Members;
As detailed below, there are two events coming up in the Central Region soon. First the pride/polish/Central Region get together that will be at the Keystone Museum on March 12. The second is ODHFS's annual meeting also at the Keystone Museum on April 2. Remember if you register by contacting Tommy Herman, lunch will be provided, if you do not register lunch will cost $10. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend either event as I will be visiting the grandkids next week and then after working on the Fire-Safety team at most NASCAR races in Richmond for the last 36 years, I will be there one more time on April 2nd before I "retire".
Events. The following are events that I know about in the region, close to the region, or ODHFS sponsored events in other regions. As always, the most up to date list of all statewide events is on the ODHFS website calendar. Likewise, if you know of an event that our members would be interested in, send it to both Jack Sullivan and me.
- March 12 Central Region Meeting and Pride and Polish Workday Keystone Museum, Colonial Heights, 9:30AM - 4:00 PM The museum will be giving ODHFS a significant price break for the use of their facility during our upcoming annual meeting so the work to polish the 9 antique fire apparatus while telling stories is a direct benefit to our organization. Lunch on your own at the Keystone Grill in the Museum. At 1:30 PM there will be a Central Region Meeting to discuss plans for the upcoming annual meeting and our Farmville Muster in October. Unfortunately I will not be at the Museum as I will be polishing my grandkids toys that day, someplace a lot warmer than in Virginia so Tommy Herman will be leading this event.
- March 12 Raleigh NC St. Patrick's Day Parade If interested contact George Mills ASAP firstname.lastname@example.org
- April 2 ODHFS Annual Meeting, Keystone Museum, Colonial Heights. If you register in advance, your lunch will be provided by ODHFS. If you do not register in advance, it will cost $10 per person to eat.
- April 2 - mid-Nov. Southern nights Cruise In. First Saturday of each month starting 4 PM until dark. Hardies, 1901 West Hundred Road, Chester.
- April 2 - Oct 1 Oldies but Goodies Car Show First Saturday of each month 8 AM - 4 PM. Keystone Museum back lot.
- April 29 95th Apple Blossom Festival Antique Festival Winchester. All day. Apparatus judging, parade, and banquet. More information on the ODHFS website calendar or contact Northern Region Director Davind Gantt at email@example.com.
- May 14 3rd Annual Breakthrough Car Show Pamplin Park, Petersburg. 10AM - 3 PM To register or for more information see www.pamplinpark.org or contact Colin Romanick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- June 4 Virginia Fire and EMS Memorial Service More information later.
- June 11 Richmond Region AACA Collector Car Show and Swap Meet St Joseph's Villa, Henrico More information at www.RichmondCarShow.com.
- September 16,17,18 Field Day of the Past Amelia More information later
- October 8 ODHFS Annual Muster, Wilck's Lake Park Farmville. More information later but if you desire to stay in the area, I recommend you make your reservations now. With two colleges in Farmville, there is something going on every weekend and the hotels fill up fast.
Remember. If you go to a car show or any other event, whether or not you have an apparatus on display, please have a few ODHFS membership applications with you to hand out. If you need some applications, contact Tommy or me.
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