MECHANICSTOWN – Cloudy skies did not discourage a crowd from attending the Fox Twp. Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) annual Homecoming and Parade June 21.
The three-day homecoming opened with a parade featuring 50 units comprised of fire trucks, antique vehicles and county royalty.
Following the parade, the Ohio Mod Rod Pullers put on a show for the audience. Pulls were cut short Friday and Saturday due to rain.
Parade winners included:
Best Appearing Truck 750 & Over: Augusta Fire Department (FD);
Best Appearing Truck 750 & Under: Bergholz FD;
Longest Distance Traveled: Kilgore FD;
Best Renovated Antique Vehicle: Debbie Beck, 1946 1/2 ton pickup;
Best Walking Unit: American Legion Post 428 Color Guard;
Judge’s Choice: East End Station Fire Truck.
Judges included: Willis Cline and Tom Mesler.