Thursday, December 20, 2012
Montgomery businesses, volunteers and law enforcement departments have collected food for weeks, culminating in Thursday delivery parade to the Salvation Army.
For weeks now, Montgomery County police and other law enforcement departments, municipalities, businesses, civic groups, schools and volunteers have been collecting food in collaboration with Greater Norristown Police Athletic League's 17th annual Lt. Patty Simons Food Drive. The collection is a long-standing effort by PAL that was named in honor of Lt. Patty Simons in 2007. Simons was Norristown's first female police officer and was instrumental in the success of the food drive in its earlier years, but she succumbed to cancer and passed that year. This year's food was collected from over 35 different locations throughout the county and packed onto trucks at the PAL center for the annual parade to deliver the food to the Salvation Army. …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Thousands of residents took to the streets to celebrate America’s Independence.
Thousands of residents from Springfield, Upper Dublin and surrounding areas took to the streets Wednesday morning to celebrate America’s Independence at the Oreland Lions’ Fourth of July Parade. The parade wound its way through tree-lined residential streets before a big finish in the heart of Oreland. It featured an array of community and emergency service organizations from throughout the county, as well as many local businesses – and clowns - all with patriotic flair. Check out our photo gallery of the event to see parade participants – and the crowd! Did we catch you in our lens? What Does Independence Day Mean To You? The Upper Dublin Patch asked parade-goers: “What does Independence Day mean to you?” Here are some of the answers: “It…
Monday, June 25, 2012
Following a parade from their former home, the Fort Washington Fire Company officially dedicated their new firehouse on Fort Washington Avenue.
The Fort Washington Fire Company held a dedication ceremony for their new firehouse on Saturday afternoon, following a march from their previous home on Summit Avenue. Mark Lesinak, of the FWFC, was kind enough to send us these photos from the parade, so we've uploaded them for everyone to enjoy! Did you take in any of the festivities? Maybe you have a couple cool photos you'd like to show off? Feel free to add them to our gallery!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Fort Washington Fire Company will hold a parade and new firehouse dedication on June 23 beginning at 1 p.m.
The Fort Washington Fire Company will hold a parade and the new firehouse dedication on Saturday, June 23 beginning at 1 p.m. The parade will begin at the old firehouse, 220 Summit Ave. in Fort Washington, and then take Summit Ave., make a left on Highland Ave., and turn right onto Fort Washington Ave., concluding at the new firehouse at 1245 Fort Washington Ave. At the new firehouse there will be activities for children, as well as a chance to dunk a firefighter in a dunk tank.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The new facility features a wealth of amenities catered to maximize the effectiveness of the company on call while also providing a comfortable environment for firefighters to relax in during their down time.
Following a parade from their former home on Summit Avenue, the Fort Washington Fire Company officially moved into their new state-of-the-art firehouse on Saturday afternoon. The new facility, located at 1245 Fort Washington Avenue, features a wealth of amenities catered to maximize the effectiveness of the company on call while also providing a comfortable environment for firefighters to relax in during their down time. "The membership as a whole is very excited about the new facility," said Eric Clauson, chief of the Fort Washington Fire Company. "It's designed to have the firefighters wanting to be here, which is why we have the television room, the exercise room, and all the other features." On a functional level, the firehouse offers…