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Pocomoke City to Host Delmarva Firemen’s Convention

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POCOMOKE CITY, Md.- The Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company will host the 85th Annual Convention of the Delmarva Volunteer Firemen’s Association and the 80th Annual Convention of the Association’s Auxiliary on May 1, 2 and 3 at the Pocomoke City Community Center and firehouse.

Firefighters and Auxiliary members and their families from northern Delaware to Cape Charles, Va., will be visiting Pocomoke City for this three-day event. Activities kick-off on Thursday night, May 1, with the “Meet Your Host Night” at the firehouse. On Friday, convention meetings will take place throughout the day followed by a social hour and formal dinner at 6 p.m. in the community center.

Following committee meetings on Saturday morning, the highlight of the convention will be a parade starting at 2 p.m. featuring fire equipment from throughout Delmarva. The parade will stage at the Pocomoke Middle School on 8th Street, travel east on 8th Street and then south on Market Street where it will disband at the firehouse. More than 40 trophies will be awarded to fire companies and equipment in a host of different categories.

Spectators can view the parade that will include both modern as well as antique fire equipment anywhere along Market Street. The reviewing and judges’ stand will be located in front of Hartley Hall Nursing Home.

New to the convention this year will be the Cadet Firefighting Muster which will take place on 14th Street next to the firehouse following the parade. The Cadet Corps of the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company will host this event and cadet organizations from several area fire companies will compete in the muster with trophies presented to the winners in several competitions. The public is invited to watch as our future firefighters take part in this fun event.

Market Street will be closed from 8th Street south to 14th Street at the firehouse during the parade. 14th Street from Market Street to Cedar Run will be closed for the muster.

“We’re excited about again being the host city for the Delmarva Firemen’s Convention and related Auxiliary Convention”, said Ron Taylor, convention chairman. “We are proud to showcase Pocomoke City, ‘The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore’, as well as our beautiful firehouse and Community Center to hundreds of guests who will be attending this year’s event”, he added.

The convention was last hosted by the Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company in April, 2011 when several hundred delegates and guests from fire departments across Delmarva attended the 3-day event.

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