With Ivan on the way out units from Ritchie headed to Branchville for the annual parade. We participated with all three engines the mini pumper and the chiefs buggy. By the time the parade came to an end the skies had started to clear which was perfect timing for the field events. Several members participated in the field events winning the Battle of The Buckets. Later in the evening members attended the closing ceremonies where Ritchie received a trophy for second best appearing single house in the parade followed by a party hosted by Branchville. The officers and members would like to congratulate Branchville on a very successful convention. We would also like to give a very big thank you to the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Department for sending an engine and a crew to fill in so we could participate in the events.