The Furst State
The Furst State is Delaware's regional furry community, though it has members from surrounding states as well.
The Furst State was founded by Pockets in 2005 as a small message board, and branched off into its own dedicated forum after enough members expressed interest. As of January 2011, the Furst State's forum consists of approximately 330 registered users, and is growing. It is co-owned by Kitt3ns and Reaux, and additionally moderated by Cid and LupineSpark. The Furst State also has their own IRC channel on FurNet, at #Furst-State.
The Furst State has members from a wide variety of regions and backgrounds, including students from the University of Delaware, as well as furries from Delaware's neighboring states.
The Furst State hosts several monthly, bi-monthly, and yearly meets and events:
Additionally, members gather for sporadic movie meets, beach outings, hikes, informal holiday celebrations, dinner outings, and birthday parties.
Meaning Behind the Name
The group's name, "The Furst State," is a play on words: Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution; because of this one of its state nicknames is "The First State."