Owens recognized at association meeting for years of service
BETTERTON — Members of the Kent and Queen Anne’s Fire and EMS Association held their September dinner-meeting in the Betterton Firehouse in Betterton on Sept. 19.
Doug Gare, president, and a member of the United Communities Fire Company on Kent Island, presided and called up Donald Owens of the host company for a special recognition.
Doyle Cox, a past president of the Maryland State Firemen’s Association, presented Owens with a Special Certificate of Recognition, “to honor you for your extraordinary accomplishments while representing the Betterton Volunteer Fire company, your community, the fire and rescue service of Kent County and the State of Maryland during your 74 years of service and at the great age of 90.”
Owens received a standing ovation from the audience and said he was “humbled” by the honor.
He has also been a president of the two-county organization serving the 1989 year.
Another state association past president, George A. Cross Jr., of the Chestnut Ridge Fire Company in Baltimore County, was present along with Michael Faust, a member of the Sudlersville Fire Company, and newly elected second vice-president of MSFA, had a few remarks.
The two-county association is now meeting every other month and is planning to meet at the Goodwill Firehouse in Centreville on Nov. 15.
Maryland State Firemen’s Association past president Doyle Cox, left, presents a state firemen’s Certificate of Recognition to Donald Owens, a 74-year member of the Betterton Volunteer Fire Company at a Kent and Queen Anne’s Fire, EMS and Rescue Association meeting at the Betterton Firehouse, Sept. 19.