On August 16 1928 Cumberland County firemen traveled to Mechanicsburg for their first ever celebration. A large firemen's parade was held as part of the six day Centennial celebration of the community. The parade was said to be a mile long featuring over 1,500 firemen from 18 companies in line and was to be one of the finest the valley had ever seen. The Cumberland Valley Hose Company received the second best appearing fire company and was well represented with 47 men. Only Cumberland County fire companies were eligible for awards.
I should note that this first ever celebration should not be confused with the organizations first ever convention held later that year in Shippensburg, that will be another post for a future year. Also sorry for the lack of photos, missing post and same year post lately. I have been off for the last month but most of it has been spent out of town. It is a large process to get these ready and uploaded a month in advance so the appear as if I was at home. It is also not easy in the summer months when working incidents are few and far between.