Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company Hosts Convention

The Del-Mar-Va Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention to be hosted by
The Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company
Ron Taylor, Convention Chairman
On April 28, 29 & 30, 2011 The Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Co. will host the 82nd Delmarva Volunteer Firemen's Assoc. and the The 77th Ladies Auxiliary Convention. The Association members include fire and rescue stations from Wilmington, DE to Cape Charles, VA

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., there will be a "Meet the Host" function at the Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Co. - 1410 Market St.

On Friday, April 29, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m., the opening ceremony and meetings will be held at the Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Co. - in the Community Center. Friday evening will be the associations annual banquet, also at the community Center - beginning at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 9 a.m., there will be the Memorial Service at Bethany United Methodist Church (next to the Post Office in Downtown Pocomoke City). This service will recognize all of the deceased members.  Pocomoke members recognized  will be Raymond Spence, firefighter and Joy Parsons, Ladies  Auxillary member.
The meetings will resume, at the Community Center, following this service with the election and swearing in of officers of the Delmarva Vol. Firemen's Assoc. for 2011-2012.
Tommy Trice, a member of the Denton Volunteer Fire Co., is the present president of the association and Barbara Starkey, a member of the Easton Ladies Auxiliary, is the present president of the Delmarva Ladies Auxiliary.

The Convention is closed following a parade at 2 p.m.

The parade will stage at the Pocomoke City Middle 8th St. to Market St. and then South on Market Street, concluding at the Fire Station (1410 Market St.).

The reviewing stand will be located in front of Hartley Hall Nursing Home.

The general public is invited to attend the opening ceremonies on Friday at 9 a.m. and are welcome to enjoy the parade of antique and modern firefighting equipment and marching members of the Associations member companies.
Awards will be presented at the Pocomoke City Vol. Fire Co., 1410 Market St., following the parade.

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