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Lenola Volunteer Fire Company marks 100 years of service

Anniversary celebration will take place on Sept. 10 at the station.

Special to The Sun: The Lenola Volunteer Fire Company in Moorestown will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sept. 10.

The Lenola Volunteer Fire Company Station 313 in Moorestown commemorates 100 years of service this month but will celebrate on Sept. 10.

A short ceremony will reflect the company’s history and awards will be given to members.

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“We’ll have a couple of speakers, maybe some of the commissioners, maybe the president (and) myself will say something,” said company Vice President Thomas DiPaolo. “But we also want to present a few awards for members that have been around for a long time and current members.”

DiPaolo joined the fire company in 2005 and is looking forward to seeing the community celebrate its centennial.

“I think holding the event itself is what I’m looking forward to most,” he said.  “Just being able to have everybody come together with the community and do all of the activities that we’re going to do and just celebrate this milestone that this company has achieved.”

The event will feature live music, food and drinks, ax-throwing and activities for kids that include a fire truck bounce house.

“We have some face painting and crafts scheduled,” DiPaolo said. “We are looking to do a few more things, (but) we’re still in the planning phase of exactly everything that’s going to be there.”

Fire companies will compete in a fire truck muster and will be judged on their best antique fire apparatus.

“People come from all over the place; apparently they’re very popular,” DiPaolo explained. “If anybody has an old truck or an antique truck that they want to clean up and display, we’ll have a couple of judges and I believe we’ll be picking first and second place.”

A company photo will also be taken. Updates about the event will be posted on the official Facebook page for the fire company.

“Everybody’s invited,” said DiPaolo. “Come out if you’re available.”


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