Bingo started in the late 60's. We ended up running 2 floors with 2 kitchens. Numbers were called upstairs and had a board downstairs to keep track of the numbers that were called.
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Bingo was on Tuesday nights @ 7:30 Doors opened at 6:30 pm
Table was worked by the old timers. Charlie Oliver, Frank Haddy, Harry Wilson, Ragan Ebersole, Howard Shimp, Bill Johnston, Walt Riebel, Gil Hymerling, Al Weideman, and John Hunt
THE MAGNOLIA FIRE CO. CLUBROOM
I remember the old clubroom on Friday nights. A great place for all to meet and enjoy a quiet night out. We had the Barrington Fire Co. crowd, our wives, members, and residents who all came out to support Emil Altman's, our chairman's efforts.
There was shuffleboard, pool, darts, occassionally pinochle was played. There were snacks on hand and at times people made a sandwich / pizza run.
The big screen TV was a hit for sporting events, all in all it was a great place to spend time with friends. If you can recall the clubroom please enter names of those you can remember?
The Clubroom is missed by many!
In regards to the names: Paul Ebron, Tom and Jane Euler, Rob and Sue Vaughan, Bill Kirkbride, Jim Kendall, Paul Jones Jr. Bud and Sue Barton, Ed Corson Rand & Sue Heritage, Tim Heritage etc. I helped Emil do the books every Sunday morning. It was a great time.
I grew up at the fire house as my father William (Bill) Wiedemann was 1st Assistant Chief and my Grandfather Albert (Al) Wiedemann was a lifetime member. I came home from the hospital when I was born in 1970 in 29-12, a 1969 Mack pumper. I used to play on that truck as well as 29-13, a 1971 Mack. I believe the GMC Rescue truck was 29-15. I remember those days well. Climbing the hose tower, playing hide and seek on the engine floor, running up and down the steps to the banquet room, etc... Back then the Ambulance company had either one or two Oldsmobile ambulances. Blue if my memory serves me right. We moved to Atco in 1978. I have never fogotten my days at the fire house and even stopped in once back in 2002 when my Reserve unit was activated at McGuire, AFB, following 9/11. I just wanted to share my memories as I stumbled upon this site reminising as I sit here at work. I've been a Police Officer in Allentown, PA, since 1996, and a Sergeant since 2005. Thanks for letting me share these random memories. Good luck to you all and god bless you. Volunteer firemen/firewomen are truely a special breed.
Ok, I talked to my dad and I had the years of the trucks wrong. Hey I was 7 when we moved! They are the three trucks in the old pictures under Apperatus.
I remember you running around the station, I was driving 2912 the 1963 Mack at that time. I was taught by your Dad at Laurel Springs Fire Company for the old Basic & Advance fire schools. Paula Ebron was another person who ran around the station on Sunday truck checks.
Anyone know the disposition of any of the former apparatus, aside from the '51 Mack, and E-One? I'm writing a book about South Jersey Fire Apparatus. I own the Camden County NJ Fire and Rescue Apparatus Facebook Page, as well as a page for each of the other six counties in South Jersey. Also, I just moved into town!
Prior to the purchase of the 51 Mack, the Department had 2 Reo's that were of 1920s vintage. I recall seeing them as my father was Chief and even rode one to a grass fire and recall the hand cranked siren. The gasoline tanks were in front of the dash, obliviously gravity flow. I believe that one of them went to HiNellas and not sure about the other.
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