Firemen's Statue/Drinking Fountain rededicated

Hose Company #1, Slatington, announces that the Firemen's Statue/Drinking Fountain located in the 500 block of Main Street, Slatington, will be rededicated and unveiled with a ceremony on Saturday Sept. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. as part of the statue's 100th anniversary celebration.

In addition a 9/11 memorial ceremony will be held in conjunction with the statue rededication. A number of local fire companies, clergy, and dignitaries will be on hand and participate in the ceremony. Also in attendance will be members of the 1980 statue restoration committee, who helped restore the statue and fountain after it was damaged by a hit-and-run driver in the fall of 1979.

The statue and fountain was rededicated with a parade and ceremony in July of 1980. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

In the event of heavy rain, the ceremony will be held at the Slatington Moose Lodge, 716 Main Street. For more information contact George at 610-767-9275.