Annual Convention of Delaware Firemen
The town of Lewes was chosen for the 1924 meeting of the Delaware State Volunteer Firemen’s Association, which was held on July 11 at Middletown, Del. The parade, which was held in the afternoon, was one of the best the association had ever staged, from fifteen to twenty companies from all parts of the state taking part and some 500 marchers with bands being in line. The prizes awarded to the winners were as follows:
President’s cup, to the company having the largest representation in per cent, of membership in line—Good Will Company of New Castle.
Twenty dollars in gold to the company having the largest number of uniformed men in line—Good Will Company of New Castle.
Twenty dollars in gold to the company coming the greatest distance with ten or more men, Laurel Company.
Twenty dollars in gold to the company making the best appearance with ten or more men—Good Will Company of New Castle.
Thirty dollars in gold, to the company having the best band in line playing as they pass the reviewing stand, Smyrna Company.
Five dollars in gold, to the best decorated store or dwelling, Mrs. Rosa Shannon.
At the business meeting it was announced that the Bridgeville Fire Company had joined the association. An invitation was received from Wilmington to hold the next convention in that state, but Lewes carried the day. At the annual election the following officers were chosen:
President, Edward S. Jones. Middletown.
Vice-President, William H. Miller.
Secretary, S. L. Carson.
Treasurer, W. T. Bennett.
Director, J. A. McKay.