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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • 'Wet down' ceremony, BBQ set for new fire truck

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  • SHOHOLA - To celebrate the Shohola Township Volunteer Fire & Rescue’s latest addition to its fleet of firefighting vehicles, 41-Brush, a ceremonial “wet down” will be held on Saturday, August 23. As a part of the day-long festivities, firefighting units from neighboring areas will be spraying down the new truck for good luck, a tradition that commonly takes place when a new truck is put into service.
          Pennsylvania National Guard members from the 109th Infantry Regiment, Company A, based in Honesdale, will serve as a color guard and be on hand through the day with a static display of National Guard equipment.
         Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) will deliver an address at a dedication ceremony scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Following the dedication there will be a corn roast and barbeque featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, and other foods as well as a beer tent for attendees over 21 years of age. The cost of the barebeque is $10 and does not include alcohol.
        Atlantic Air 3 Medevac and other units from area fire and rescue departments will be providing static displays for public viewing and Smokey Bear along with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry will also be in attendance.
       The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Shohola Twp. Fire & Rescue Station 1, 325 Route 434, Shohola. For advance barbeque tickets contact Steve Bloomer at 570-559-7525 or shoholafdevents@gmail.com. Tickets also available on the day of the event.

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