Congratulations to Newland-Wood Fire Company 59 of Stillwater for capturing first place in the Mardi Gras parade at the 129th annual Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention (HVVFA). The event was held in June in the Town and Queensbury and sponsored by the West Glens Fall Volunteer Fire Company. The theme of the 2018 parade was “Past, Present, Future.” The company’s 1871 Button Steamer took the first place trophy. The fire team also won first place for Antique Apparatus and second place for Best Appearing Fire Unit Dress Uniform 8 to 13 in Line. Also, longtime member and Past Chief Bill Mehan was honored for 50 years of membership in the HVVFA. The convention included a memorial service, meetings, awards and family events. The HVVFA encompasses volunteer fire departments in New York State from the Tappan Zee Bridge downstate to the Canadian border.