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DeBary firefighters plan 60-year reunion
By Pat Andrews
posted Apr 9, 2013 - 1:13:25pm
Volunteer firefighters in DeBary will celebrate 60 years of service to the community with a reunion at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Florence K. Little Town Hall, 12 Colomba Road.
The Volunteer Firemen's Association was incorporated on June 23, 1953. Past and current members are invited to attend the reunion.
"We've got members from as far back as the 1960s coming to the reunion," Fire Department Historian Alan Crawford said.
Though fire service to DeBary was later provided by the county and is currently provided by the Orange City Fire Department, the Volunteer Firemen's Association continues to provide support and pay for equipment for DeBary Fire Station 33, which was earlier known as Station 14.
The volunteers hold regular pancake breakfast to raise funds.
Crawford said he's collecting memorabilia and photos of the volunteer firefighters, and he asked that anyone who knows the station's history or who has photos or memorabilia contact him.
"I'm going through historical memorabilia now," Crawford said.
He will make a computerized presentation during the reunion, and will put together a commemorative booklet for attendees.
Anyone who wants to attend the reunion or who wants to share photos and information should call Crawford at 386-668-6143.
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