MARYSTOWN, NL – The Marystown Volunteer Fire Department held its annual firefighters banquet on Oct. 14 at St. Gabriel’s Hall in Marystown.
During the evening Fire Chief Alex Coady gave his annual report for the department.
In 2017 the department received 58 emergency calls and attended numerous training courses and drills.
The department took part in many community events such as the annual Christmas parade, bonfire night and more.
Members marked the department’s 50th anniversary by hosting a number of events such as an open house at the fire hall, a meet and greet for past and present members of the department, along with other events.
The department’s muscular dystrophy committee raised $2,500. The money was donated to Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Dora Cribb and Lesley Ann Burry, daughters of the late Melvin Lambe, presented a memorial scholarship in their father’s honour to Christopher Gouzvaris, son of now-retired firefighter George Gouzvaris.