10-18-2014 Fallowfield Twp Vol Fire Company celebrates 50 years
The Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Company celebrated their 50th year anniversary on October 18th, 2014. The celebrations took place at the Double Tree Hotel in Meadowlands, PA and included a wonderful banquet with multiple speakers after the dinner. The evening was started with the invocation by the fire company chaplain, Wayne E Ray. Fire company president, Brad Logan, was the master of ceremonies for the evening. State Senator Tim Solobay and State Representative Pete Daley were the first of two speakers during the evening and each presented the fire company with citations and congratulations on a job well done over the past 50 years. The fire company was chartered in 1964 through the efforts of just a small group of dedicated residents and since that time has grown and progressed into the future. Olga Woodward, an honorary member of the fire company and also a past township supervisor wished the fire company a Happy 50th Birthday and presented the fire company with a monetary donation in a birthday box with a toy fire truck. Also, a bronze plaque was presented by Charleroi Fire Chief Bob Whiten from the Charleroi VFD to the Fallowfield Twp VFC in congratulations for their 50 years of service to the community. Wayne E Ray, past fire chief, spoke of some of the early years of the fire company and some of the events and alarms back then. Sam Woncheck, also past fire chief, spoke of some events and alarms that occurred in the 1980's and 1990's. The current fire chief Anthony Fleming then spoke of the fire company's apparatus and facilities at the current time and fire company's goals for the future. After the speakers, each one of the fire company's deceased members were remembered by the placing of a white carnation on a set of turn-out gear followed by a moment of silent memory and prayer. The remainder of the evening was filled with conversation of times past and dancing. Each person in attendance was presented with a 50th year celebration arm patch. A good time was had all that attended.