Verplanck FD Attened the 127th Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman Association (HVVFA) convention hosted in Lake George NY. Verplanck would like to congratulate one of its own members Paul O'Brien who is now considered the Jr. Past President of HVVFA. Paul has put alot of time and effort in to his position as President and Vice President during the last 3 years while attending special fundraiser events, conference meetings, and other local fire department hosted events through out the Hudson Valley. This years Grand Marshal leading the parade was also one of our own EX-Chief James A Burns. We would also like to reach out and congratulate our neighboring department EX-Chief/President from Buchanan FD Robert Outhouse for winning this year election with the most votes for HVVFA Director of the 4 year term. We wish you the best on your term. Verplanck FD was the leading Fire Department of over 100 fire departments in this year parade with Utility 29 in the parade. Not only did we march in the dress parade on Saturday June 18 we also attended the Mardi Gras Parade which was held on Friday June 17. We were fortunately and thankfully provide with the upbeat music of the Tappen Zee Bridgman for our march through town on Friday and Saturday. This year Verplanck won 2nd Best Appearing Fire Unit Bloused Uniform 20-26 in Line donated by Ralph and Sharon Hornbeck during the Dress Parade. Congrulations to the Men and Woman of Verplanck FD.