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50 years strong
SoVaNow.com / July 31, 2014The North Halifax Volunteer Fire Department will be celebrating its 50th birthday when it holds its annual fundraising Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 6.
“We wanted to do something special to remember those 41 people who started the department back in 1964,” said James Burton, who is chairman of this year’s Marathon planning committee.
Of the 41 charter members eight are still alive and two, L.C. Fisher and Hugh Gray Hendricks. are still active in the department’s work. Burton began research on the original members and with a little help from the internet was able to contact a member of each of the original families.
“There will be a representative of each one of them present for the annual Marathon,” he said this week, adding that one family member is coming in from as far away as Ann Arbor, Mich., for the event.
Each representative of the charter members will be presented with a 16 x 20 inch plaque with the department’s seal on it and pictures of all the buildings and trucks that the department has used over the past 50 years.
Burton said current members of the department are excited about the upcoming anniversary event and are pleased with the plaques that will be presented to the family representatives. 481
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