Weston’s Fourth of July celebration kicked off Saturday at the Weston Volunteer Fire Department with the crowning of Abby Woofter as the 2018 Flame Queen. Princesses were Abby Watson, Cierra Smith, Maddysen Parson, Haley Hartley, and Claire Moneypenny.
Each princess received a $50 Buckle gift card, a $25 gift card to Texas Roadhouse, and a $25 Itunes gift card. Woofter received a $100 Buckle gift card, a $25 gift card to Texas Roadhouse, dinner for two at Stillwaters, and a necklace and earring set from Caplan’s.
All contestants received a bouquet of flowers from Minnich’s Florist in Weston. Weston Fire Department Chief Kenny James commended the hard work they put into the contest. “I appreciate them taking the time to raise money for the Weston Volunteer Fire Department,” he said.
James gave awards to participating departments, with Best Appearing Rescue awarded to Jackson’s Mill Volunteer Fire Department, Best Appearing Commercial awarded to Lost Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and Best Appearing Custom awarded to Stonewood Volunteer Fire Department.
Awards for the Firemen’s Rodeo are: Midnight Alarm, Weston Volunteer Fire Department; Hose Relay, Jackson’s Mill Volunteer Fire Department; Tug of War, Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department; Bucket Brigade, Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department.
James said Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department will have bragging rights for one more year, as the county trophy was again awarded to the Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department.
James thanked the departments who participated, and people who showed up to watch, and stayed for the fireworks.