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Parade shows off Mineral’s finest

Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Goochland County Engine 31 won the trophy for best-appearing custom pumper and the entire Goochland County Fire Department contingent was presented with the Judges’ Trophy.

The annual Mineral Volunteer Firemen’s Fair completed another year featuring good weather and a successful parade on May 3 featuring a variety of units competing for prizes.

Units from all five Goochland County fire departments participated in the parade this year, honoring Andy Brooks, who passed away last month.

Brooks started his volunteer fire service career as a junior member at Mineral and also volunteered at Manakin Company 1, sharing his love for the fire service and the apparatus with both departments as an adult.

The winners are listed below and anyone who has not picked up their trophy should contact Irene Luck at (540) 894-0663.

Non-fire/rescue winners

Best appearing antique vehicle: 1964 Fairlane convertible, Lake Anna Cruizers, 1st; 1966 Galaxie, Beverly Foster-Carter, 2nd; Green Nova, Lake Anna Cruizers, 3rd

Best appearing modern vehicle: 1996 S10 Chevy, Allen Turney, 1st

Best appearing motorcycle: Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, 1st; Patriot Shriners, 2nd

Best appearing tractor: Blake Groome and the Red Iron Pulling Team

Best appearing truck: Gene Graves, 1st; Sharon MacDonald, 2nd

Best appearing float: Daniel’s Lawn Care and Home Remodeling

Best appearing business entry: Louisa Humane Society, 1st; Darrick Johnson Auto, 2nd

Best appearing horse and rider: Sabor A Mexico, 1st; April Shifflett, 2nd

Best appearing majorette or dance group: Divas of Destruction

Best appearing marching unit: Divas of Destruction, 1st; Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, 2nd

Best appearing beauty queen: Miss Dogwood 2020/Miss Louisa 2019 Taylor Talley, 1st; Izabella Lane, Little Miss Louisa Flame, 2nd; Lexi Martin, Petite Miss Louisa Flame, 3rd

(Article by Irene Luck)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s May 16, 2019 issue.

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