Sperryville: Another stellar fire department parade

lint Hill Little Mister Jeremiah Philips gets his last-minute honorary sash adjustment as he rides in last Friday’s annual Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department parade. Photo by Ray Boc.

A very, very special “thank you” goes out to all who participated in the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department parade Friday evening (June 18). This was a joyous evening that gave us the opportunity to thank those who, day in and day out, risk their lives to save ours.

It was heartwarming to see the tributes paid to our firefighters, and not just from the SVFD. How special to have departments from outside the county as far away as Fairfax County, Front Royal and Culpeper join the parade. Thank you to those supporters who were in the parade. Remember to support the SVFD. It is only through your support that they can continue to protect us. Donations can be sent to SVFD, Box 233, Sperryville VA 22740. (They also are going to be setting up a PayPal account so you can donate online at www.sperryvillefire.com.)

Several congratulations are in order from the weekend:

  • To Ricky Pullen, this time for winning the judge’s trophy for his 1964 and 1965 Chevrolet pick-ups — they were not only in the parade for all of us to enjoy, but won the trophy!
  • To Ashleigh Pullen, who was crowned Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department Junior Miss Honorary Fire Chief 2010. Ashleigh sold an amazing 127 books of tickets and raised $3,175.00 for the fire department. Ashleigh is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Pullen and will be a freshman this fall at Rappahannock County High School. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Thelma Jenkins and the late Bernard Jenkins and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Menefee of Culpeper and the late Nelson Jenkins.
  • Congratulations also go to Richie Dwyer who was the winner of the $1,000 prize Saturday night at the carnival. The newly crowned Junior Miss Honorary Fire Chief, Ashleigh Pullen, drew the winning ticket — which she had sold him earlier!
  • Celebrations

    Best wishes to Ricky Pullen and David Baldwin who celebrated their birthdays on June 18. We hope you both had a great day!
    Let us not forget that Father’s Day was a special day to many fathers, mothers, sons and daughters as we extended special thoughts to those who are with us always in our hearts.

    New music traditions

    Music on the Lawn at the Blue Rock Inn is becoming a tradition. The next date is 8 to 10 p.m. Friday (June 25), when the Gold Top County Ramblers perform. The full pub menu will be served (and no cover this time!).

    Music on the Deck at Thornton River Grille is Sunday, June 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Listen to Linda, Joe and Tommy, have a beverage and some great food along with the music.