The Shenandoah Apple Blossom® festival recently held its annual Miss Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief Contest. In 1947, the Winchester and Frederick County fire companies elected the first Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief to represent them in the Firemen’s Parade (later changed to the Firefighters’ Parade).
This year’s winners are:
Bailey McKee,-winner, In Town – represented Greenwood Vol Fire & Rescue
Rebekah Hahn, 1st runner-up, In Town – represented Gore Vol Fire & Rescue
Madison Comer, winner, Out of Town – represented Stanley Vol Fire Dept.
Nya Scott, 1st runner-up, Out of Town – Elkton Vol Fire Company
The winners of Miss In-Town and Miss Out-of-Town Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief will be given the distinction of leading the 1st and 2nd divisions of the Firefighters’ Parade on Friday, May 5th, while the other contestants will ride in the parade with their sponsoring company.
All of the Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief contestants will represent their companies at the Firefighters’ Reception on Friday, May 5th, at 7:00 pm to be held at the Millwood Fire Station Banquet Hall. Also, the group will ride on a float in the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday, May 6th.