Del-Mar-Va Volunteer Firemen’s Association parade Saturday in Millsboro

MILLSBORO – Decades of dedicated volunteer fire service and auxiliary service on Delmarva will march through Millsboro Saturday afternoon.

Approximately three dozen pieces of fire apparatus from Delaware, Maryland the Eastern Shore of Virginia will be featured in the 2 p.m. parade, part of the annual Del-Mar-Va Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention.

Millsboro Fire Company Station 83 is the host for this year’s convention, which began with a social event Thursday. A breakfast, luncheon and Hall of Fame/Hall of Honor festivities are set for Friday. A memorial service is also planned on Saturday.

Saturday’s parade will feature two marching units — from Woodbridge High School and Citizens Hose Company No. 1 of Smyrna – and will honor outgoing presidents Pastor Bob Hudson of Millsboro and Debra Lawhead of Magnolia.

This is the 86th men’s convention and 81st Del-Mar-Va Ladies Auxiliary convention.

The parade route starts at Mitchell Street, and includes Wilson Highway, Railroad Avenue and Main Street, ending at the fire hall on East State Street.

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