Top-of-the-lad­der club a busy group

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

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

Sub­mit­ted photo

TOLC mem­bers Lloyd Pike, Bob Lynch, Cyril White, Bob Nose­wor­thy, PJ Coombs and Edgar Snow, some of the 2012 NL Sum­mer Games vol­un­teers.

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