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ODHFS Central Region – May 2023 Newsletter


First I want to welcome another old (Ken you can interpret “old” any way you want to) friend to ODHFS and the Central Region. Ken Brown from Goochland County. He owns a 1956 Ford/Oren that I hope to be seeing at events in the region soon.

The following are events in the region I have been told about. As always, the most up to date statewide list of events can be found on the ODHFS website. If you know of events in your area that you think should be listed, please send them to me and our WebChief Jack Sullivan at: ODHFSWebChief@gmail.com.

  • May 13, 2023 4th Annual Breakthrough Car Show by the Car Club Council of Central Virginia. 8 AM until …. 6955 Duncan RD Petersburg. For more information contact Colin Romanick; aromanick@pamplinpark.org ; 804-861-2408.
  • May 20, 2023 ATHS Antique Truck Show, N.C. Transportation Museum Spencer NC, 9 AM-3 PM. For more information or to register a truck go to www.nctransportationmuseum.org/antique-truck-show/ .
  • June 3, 2023 Virginia Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, Richmond Raceway Complex Noon. There will be 10 Firefighters who will be honored at this service that made the ultimate sacrifice in 2022 or before. All ODHFS members are encouraged to attend this service. Also, ODHFS has been asked to have antique vehicles on display during this service. Apparatus displaying inside the exhibit hall will need to be on site no later than 9 AM and those displaying outside must be on site by 10 AM. Please note, the exhibit hall can only hold 12 apparatus inside and priority is given to apparatus from departments of the honorees. If you desire to display an apparatus, please contact me ASAP.
  • June 10, 2023 Richmond Region AACA Car Show St. Joseph’s Villa, Brook RD @ Parham RD in Henrico County. ODHFS will have a display of apparatus at this event. If you are interested in attending with your apparatus or helping Tommy Herman with getting some of his fleet there, you must let Tom know.
  • June 24, 2023 North Carolina Fire Truck Festival, NC Transportation Museum, Spencer NC, 9 AM-3:30 PM, Parade at 3:15 PM. Event will include a 1902 Steam Pumper Demonstration. For more information or to register a fire truck, contact June.Hall@ncdcr.gov or call 980-305-6274.
  • July 4, 2023 Brandermill Community Parade, Chesterfield County,, 10 AM. Line up at Swift Creek Middle School on Old Hundred RD by 9 AM. ODHFS can have an unlimited number of apparatus at this parade and there is no registration, but, if you want any last minute updates, I suggest you let me know you are planning on attending.
  • August 1, 2023 National Night Out for Seniors Stonebridge Recreation Center 11 AM – 2 PM. 230 Karl Linn Drive; North Chesterfield. ODHFS has been asked to have units on display at this event.
  • October 14, 2023 ODHFS Annual Muster Farmville VA. More information to follow.
  • October 14, 2023 Goochland Fire and Rescue Fire Show Goochland High School 5 – 9 PM. They would like to have ODHFS units on display during this event. (Maybe you could stop by on yotur way home from the Farmville Muster). For more information contact Chief Eddie Ferguson eferguson@goochlandva.us 804-556-5304.

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