West Branch Firemen Banquet
More than 300 men from sixteen member fire companies in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, comprising the West Branch Firemen’s Association, attended the organization’s annual banquet Thursday evening, November 20, 1947 at Knights of Columbus ballroom, Williamsport, Penn.
A. Edgar Eschenbach, Loyalsock Township Fire Chief, Chairman of the banquet committee, also acted as toastmaster. The guest speaker was Chief Roi Woolley, assistant editor, FIRE ENGINEERING. He was introduced by Edgar A. Spotz, advisor to the Pennsylvania Fire Training program. Among the other guests present were State Police Sergeant Edward F. Bouse and Private J. E. Sacriste of the State Fire Marshal’s office. Fire Chief M. E. Clark, w’hose Williamsport Fire Department was host to the visitors, also spoke.
Dinner music was provided by a mixed quartette and following the address of the evening a talent show was presented.
Officers of the Association are: President, Chief Paul Myers, Hughesville, Pa.; Vice-President, Elmer Grunt; Secretary, John Michaels, Picture Rocks; Treasurer, Jewett Shirm.