Odenton firefighters celebrate 63 years of service

NEIGHBORS

April 05, 1994|By VICKI WELLFORD

The Odenton Volunteer Fire Company recently held its 25th annual dinner dance to celebrate 63 years of service to the people in our community and honor the members who continue to donate their time and efforts.

The fire company was organized April 4, 1931, and the Ladies Auxiliary was founded April 17, 1936.

The 1994 administrative officers were introduced: Charles Olson, president; Wylie Donaldson Jr., vice president; Jeffrey Wade Sr., recording secretary; Craig Harman, corresponding secretary; Michael Dooley, membership secretary; William Rose Sr., financial secretary; Louis D'Camera, treasurer. The directors are John Rose Jr. and Harry Wagner Jr.

The line officers for 1994 are: Chief Charles Rogers; Assistant Chiefs Louis D'Camera and Harry Wagner Jr.; Captains Michael Willie and Michael Wade; Lieutenants Henry Vickers, Robert Schappert, Michael Dooley, David Lewis and Lester Schultzaberger and EMS Coordinators Donald Evick and Tod Baldwin.

The Ladies Auxiliary officers are: Cheryl Wade, president; Ruth Lyon, vice president; Jenifer Wagner, secretary; Theresa Lewis, treasurer; Margaret Tallman, chaplain; Doris Cowan, vice chaplain; and Cathy Dooley and Sharon Talbert, color bearers.

The Ladies Auxiliary started off the awards portion of the evening with top honors going to Life Member Evelyn Childers for 50 years of active service. She was presented with a pin and plaque and the firefighters presented her with a gold watch.

President Cheryl Wade presented the fire company with a check for $5,000, which will go toward building renovations.

This money was raised at flea markets, bull roasts and other events.

Company 28 also honored the achievements of its members.

fTC University Training Hours top award was presented to William Rose, who put in 48 hours.

Instructional Training hours awards went to Chief Charles Rogers, with 92.5 hours; Robert John Rose, 53 hours; and Robert Schappert, with 48.5 hours.

The top three members in Practical Training Hours were Michelle Mongello, with 284 hours; Jonathan Kakuk, 278 hours; and Paul Donaldson, 231 hours.

Company 28 responded to 2,939 calls for assistance in 1993 -- 1,336 were for fires and 1,603 were for medical problems -- which required 5,135 man hours, 665 supplied by career firefighters.

Top three for EMS responses were Jon Newman, 499; Frank Smith, 291; and Claire McClure, 243. The fire response top three were Brian Rose, 637; Louis D'Camera, 392; and Frank Smith, 352.

Total Responses went to Brian Rose, 750; Jon Newman, 715; and Frank Smith, 643.

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The Waugh Chapel Elementary PTA is sponsoring "Beautification Day" at the school, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Parents, students, teachers and friends are invited to bring brooms, rakes, buckets, wheelbarrows and plastic trash bags to help.

The school is at 841 Waugh Chapel Road in Odenton. Information: 222-6542.

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Members of Cub Scout Pack 663 recently gathered for their March pack party dressed in American Indian costumes.

Cubmaster Linda Fonteneau performed the council fire ceremony, assisted by Jenny Fonteneau and Boy Scouts Billy Yeager and Jason Bowen.

The Arrow of Light, the highest award that can be earned by a Cub Scout, was presented to Wes Bedsworth, Brian Broseker and Jason Nizer.

Wolf Den members honored for advancements were: Mark Shiffrin, Wolf Badge; Jason Carter, Wolf Badge and one Arrow Point; Jordon Fly, Bobcat Badge; Andy Horensky, Soccer and Baseball belt loops.

Members of the Bear Den members receiving a Bear Badge were: Ricky Cummings, Charles Grace and Patrick Mullen. Bobby Yeager and Brian LaAsmar received a Whittling Chip. George Norris was awarded the Whittling Chip, soccer pin and belt loop.

Webelos Ian Smith, Ian Stephens and Bedsworth, Broseker and Nizer were awarded the geologist and the traveler badges. Craig Pangle received a Webelos badge and fitness pin.

Pack 663 will be having a popcorn sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Eastpark Giant.

All proceeds will be used to support the scouting program.

Pack 663 is sponsored by American Legion Post 276 and it meets every third Monday at the post's home.

For more information, contact Cubmaster Linda Fonteneau at 315-8113.

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