ROCK HALL — Burgess Tucker has done so many things for his hometown that it’s probably impossible to list them all, from being a business owner, to dedicated congregant at Wesley Chapel Church to a lifetime member of the fire company where he served as chief for 13 consecutive years.
Last week, the Town of Rock Hall embraced Tucker by honoring him as grand marshal of the Fourth of July parade. He was cheered all along the parade route.
Judges were seated on a flatbed in the center of town, which made it easy to eyeball every parade entry. The prize-winners are listed here.
Fire engine: Chestertown, first; and Kennedyville, second.
Ambulance: Kent-Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad, first.
Special equipment: Chestertown ladder truck, first.
Fire company traveling the greatest distance: Kennedyville.
Best rescue unit: Kennedyville.
Best brush unit: Kennedyville.
Marching unit, best of show: Kent County Community Marching Band.
Best junior marching unit: Rock Hall Cub Scouts.
Best color guard: Kent County Sheriff’s Office.
Outstanding church float: Chestertown Baptist Church.
Classic cars, best of show: Roundtable Cruises (Morris German).
Antique cars, best of show: Doug Argo.
Antique cars, oldest unit: George Coates.
Best appearing Little Princess: Lydia Masse.
Best appearing Princess: Emma Townsend.
Most original: the Plato family.
Best salute to our Founding Fathers: Stephanie Rich and her pony Jax.
Judges Awards: Ted Crowell, Rock Hall Elementary School Kazoo Band, the dedicated volunteers of the Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, The Peoples Bank and Albert Quatman.
Mayors Trophy: Village Hardware and Garden Center.