Top-of-the-ladder club a busy group
The Harbour Grace Volunteer Fire Brigade’s Top-of-The-Ladder Club (TOLC) was very active this past summer, with the retired firefighters doing what they do best — volunteer.
This began with a general clean-up of Harbour Grace on June 2, with members and some of their spouses collecting litter and other debris from Bear’s Cove in the east to streets in the west end of town and into Riverhead.
In late May a dinner was held by the membership at the Hydrant Club, with some of the members’ wives and widows on hand. A night of fellowship followed the meal.
The Terra Nova Shoe factory facility was toured in early June, with TOLC member Lloyd Pike describing it as an eye-opener, while the TOLC colour party took part in the Canada Day parade on July 1, including the placing of wreaths at the War Memorial on Harvey Street.
Club members also played a role as volunteers during the 2012 NL Summer Games in August, serving as drivers.
Time marches on and the group finds itself into the fall season. They have a busy schedule of events coming up: Fire Prevention Week, the annual firefighters’ ball, Remembrance Day and the Santa Claus parade, all good reasons to keep the retired members of the Harbour Grace Volunteer Fire Brigade active and very much a part of an historic town.
Submitted by Robert Lynch
TOLC members Lloyd Pike, Bob Lynch, Cyril White, Bob Noseworthy, PJ Coombs and Edgar Snow, some of the 2012 NL Summer Games volunteers.