Fire Station Replica On Display

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Editor:

The replica of a New York Fire Station (Engine 94-Bronx) was donated by the Goddards to the Optimist Club in April for the silent auction at the annual Fishing Festival. Due to unexpected snow and wind on the day of the festival, the silent auction was canceled.

Rather than have this fascinating donation sit and gather dust until next year’s Fishing Festival, four nearby fire stations each offered to display the replica for a couple of months or so and to have the silent auction sheet available for bids.

The fire station replica is three floors (3 feet) high and has electricity along with 100 small items to make the setting life-like. The attention to even the smallest detail is simply outstanding.

During the last couple of months, many people young and old have stopped to view the fire station.

So far, we have had one bid to purchase it. On Monday July 11, the replica will move to a new temporary home at the Pine-Strawberry Fire Station. Again, all are welcome to stop and look and/or bid on the replica during its stay in Pine.

Joan Young, PR coordinator,

Optimist Club

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