2018 Dream Ride and Chili Cook Off

by DC Gabe Balsamo in General

On August 4th, 2018 The North Madison Fire Company Chili team traveled to the Farmington Polo Grounds for the Annual Dream Ride experience weekend festivities. Our team competed against 23 other fire departments from Connecticut and New York including our hometown rivals, Madison Hose Company #1 in the 3rd Annual Firemen’s chili cook-off. North Madison’s chili took home 2nd place falling just short to FDNY Engine 262 from 21st street in the city. We like to congratulate all the other winners and also extend a huge thank you to Madison Hose for their great sportsmanship! The best part of the day was getting to work side by side with our brothers from the south. In addition Engine 10-55 took home a second place trophy for best appearing! Thousands of motorcyclists and hundreds of engine enthusiasts venture to Farmington, Connecticut, each year all with the same goal of supporting the Special Olympics and The Hometown Foundation. Participants have journeyed from across the United States and internationally to be a part of the dream. Special Olympics athletes worldwide are given the opportunity to attend The Dream Ride Experience and treasure this lifelong memory. Over the course of this weekend, $2,000,000.00 was raised!  We look forward to supporting this great event next year!

For more info visit www.DreamRide.com







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