Chatham Fire Department
Hosts
Hudson Mohawk Volunteer Firefighters Association
Annual Convention

July 12- 15

Wednesday – July 12, 2006
5:30 PM  Royal Order of the Nighthawks outing at Lantheir’s Grove in Latham

Thursday – July 13, 2006
7:30 PM First Session of the 79th Annual convention and Memorial Service at the DeCrescente's Pavilion located on the Columbia County Fairgrounds in the Village of Chatham.

8:00PM  Meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hudson Mohawk Volunteer
Firefighters Association held at the Chatham Firehouse, 10 Hoffman street in the Village of Chatham

A Social Hour will follow the meetings.

Friday – July 14, 2006
9:00 AM  Second Session of the 79th Annual Convention – Business Meeting of the Association held at the Chatham Firehouse on 10 Hoffman Street in the Village of Chatham

Lunch available following end of the second session

1:00 PM     Third Session of the 79th Annual Convention – Election of Officers
6:00 PM     Line-up for Mardi Gras Parade
7:00 PM     Mardi Gras Parade – Theme:  “Volunteering, An American Tradition”
8:00 PM     Music at the Pavilion by Crystal Clear Productions

Saturday – July 15, 2006

     Fire Truck Rodeo Canceled

12:00 PM   Line-up Annual Dress Parade of the Hudson Mohawk Volunteer Firefighters Association on the Fairgrounds.
1:00 PM     Dress Parade – Parade route approximately 2 miles through the shady streets of the Village
4:00 PM     Music in the pavilion by Crystal Clear Productions
5:00 PM     Trophy Awards in the pavilion

 

Parade Line-up parade line up


Directions to Chatham,New York

Location
Chatham, New York, is a 40-minute drive southeast from Albany, New York and a 2-1/2 hour drive north from New York City. The Fairgrounds are located on Route 66 .

From Albany

Take I-90 to Exit 12; go south on Route 9 to Route 203 in Valatie, follow signs to Chatham.

From New York and the lower Hudson Valley
Take The Taconic Parkway to the Chatham exit and go west on Route 203 into the village. At traffic light, go left onto Route 66, turn right to fair entrance. Or take the New York State Thruway to the Catskill/Hudson exit. Follow signs to Route 23 east. Take Rip Van Winkle Bridge across, then Route 23 east to Route 9 north. Follow Route 9 north to Route 66 north. Fairgrounds entrance is on Route 66 on the left in the Village of Chatham.
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parade routes
Dress parade

Dress Parade

Mardi Gras Parade

Dress Parade