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DVFA PARADE 2009 - Dover DE
Saturday September 19, 2009
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Caption: So shiny and clean you can read it right off the street!!!
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Caption: Little Miss Fire Prevention, Riley Craig
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Caption: Pre-teen Miss Fire Prevention, Callie Keen
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Caption: Junior Miss Fire Prevention, Melissa Hupp
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Caption: Miss Fire Prevention, Lauren Harshmen
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Caption: Queens once again look beautiful in the horse drawn carriage
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Caption: Thank you again Mr. & Mrs. Scuse for all your help.
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Caption: The future and the legend.
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Caption: Pep talk from the chief and officers
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Caption: Band director Bob Merrill giving the band its pep talk
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Caption: The band warming up.
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Caption: And the Governors Cup goes too....
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Caption: The chiefs receiving the trophy from New DVFA President Kevin Wilson
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Caption: The band playing some music as the company approaches to start the party!
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Caption: celebratory drink
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Caption: Our best cheerleaders!!
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Caption: The chiefs bringing to trophy back home on Old Mom
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Caption: Let the party begin
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Caption: Traditional playing of "We are the Champions"
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Caption: Robbie is ready to go
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Caption: Hittin the streets of Smyrna
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Caption: now they can relax and have some fun
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Caption: Past Chief Newnam with his tradition speech of the history of rolling the keg.
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Caption: Asst. Chief Hensley from the Odessa Fire Co., congratulating the CHC...Sta. 4/24 a class act!!!!
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Caption: The Chief giving his speech
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Caption: Ready to roll
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Caption: Sudlersville Fire Co. members rolling the keg...thanks for all you do guys
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Caption: Thank You again for everything you do for the CHC, great to have a sister company like you
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Caption: The board says it all
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Caption: The hardware!!!!
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The CHC once again brought the Governors Cup home to where it belongs at this years DVFA Conference Parade. The company brought home 10 trophies, with 8 being for first place in its respective category. In total the company and band had almost 100 members in uniform either on the street marching or riding in apparatus.

Awards received: Governors' Cup for best appearing marching unit with 20 or more men in line. Best overall piece of apparatus for Ladder 44 Best Appearing Rescue for Rescue 44 Best Appearing Tanker for Tanker 44 Best Appearing Brush/Field unit for 44-0 2nd Best Appearing Pumper/Resuce for E44-4 3rd Best Appearing Motorized Antique for 44-1 or "Old Mom" Best Appearing Fire Co. Color Guard Best Appearing Non School Band Best Appearing Preteen Fire Prev. Queen, Callie Keen

Congratulations to all the other companies who attended, competed, and recieved awards. Also special thanks to the Odessa Fire Company for the class act that they are by stopping by and congratulating the company on our win, and participating in the celebrations in Smyrna.

The CHC would like to thank the following companies for thier help in standing by and covering our district all day while the company was at the parade: Hacks Point VFC, Queen Anne's Hillsboro, Chestertown VFC, and the Sudlersville VFC. A special thanks also to Sudlersville for supplying a crew to stay over night and provide additional coverage.

All the officers and members would also like to again thank thier families for the sacrifices they made to allow us to be up here at the station helping with clean-up, marching practices, and the endless hours preparing for convention.

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