By Kevin R. McKeon and Jacquelyn A. Donovan
On the weekend of Oct. 13-14, the West Shore Fire Department will be celebrating and commemorating a milestone. The district will mark its 100th Anniversary with a celebration that will feature many events that weekend and everyone in the city is encouraged to attend.
Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10-3 at the Seth Haley School grounds on South Street will feature an antique fire Apparatus show and photo shoot. There will be a display of fire apparatus from surrounding towns, food trucks, a smoke trailer, a State Police Dog, souvenirs, and many more activities. There is a celebratory banquet on Saturday night as well, which is now sold out.
On Sunday, Oct. 14 the Department will host its annual memorial service, which is being combined with the commemoration of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
A new memorial bell will be dedicated, speeches, and closing ceremonies followed by a luncheon. All three Fire Districts will be in attendance and is open to the public. All events will take place rain or shine.