Marystown Fire Department celebrates 50 years
Variety of events held to mark the occasion
The Marystown Fire Department marked its golden anniversary last week.
A variety of events to commemorate the achievement were held, beginning with a meet and greet for past and present members of the department held July 14 at the fire hall.
Justin Bolt, public relations officer with the department said, “The 50th Anniversary Committee, led by chairperson George Shave, did a phenomenal job organizing and hosting the weekend full of events.
“The attendance of past members made the weekend for all us as they shared their stories of the past 50 years.”
The department, formed in 1967, has grown from then 16 firefighters to a modern department with 30 members.
Other events held as part of the anniversary celebrations included an open house at the fire hall, a BBQ and social for past and present members, partners and invited guests and a memorial service.
The celebrations wrapped up with a community parade held July 16.
Bolt said the open house and parade were both well attended by the public.
Past and present members of the Marystown Fire Department had an opportunity to socialize and exchange stories at a Meet and Greet held as part of the 50th anniversary.
The oldest past firefighter in attendance, Arch Spencer and youngest current firefighter of the Marystown Fire Department, Justin Green, helped Fire Chief Alex Coady cut the 50th anniversary cake.
Fire Chief Alex Coady (left) along with former Marystown Fire Department firefighter Corn Green.
A memorial services was held in memory of deceased past members of the Marystown Fire Department.
Irene Hodder was the first female firefighter with the Marystown Fire Department.