RIP Chief

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It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of our Deputy Chief, Gary Wevodau. Gary fought a long, hard battle with bladder cancer, never complaining and always up-beat. He even made it to Festival this month.

The Officers and Members sending their deepest sympathy to Darla and his family. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers also.

RIP, Chief.

 

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Gun Raffle Tickets Available

You still have time to purchase tickets for the fourth annual Gun Raffle the Lisburn Community Fire Company, 1800 Main St., Mechanicsburg, co-sponsored by LCFC and the Lower Allen Township Fire Department.

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On Saturday, Sept. 20, join us as we raffle off 20 guns at this four-hour event. Tickets cost $20 for one, or $100 for six.

For tickets, please contact us by email or by phone at (717) 610-4824. Additionally, tickets are available from LCFC and LATFD firefighters.

One gun from the following list will be raffled every 15 minutes, and you do not need to be present to win.

Gun List:

  1. BERSA THUNDER, 22 SEMI-AUTO 10 RD MAG ($200)
  2. BOND ARMS SNAKE CHARMER; .45 COLT/410 GA; 4.25” BBL; STAINLESS; 2-SHOT DERRINGER ($250)
  3. CZ BOBWHITE SXS SHOTGUN; 12 GA; 26” BBLS; 3” CHAMBERS; ENGLISH STYLE STOCK; DBL TRIGGERS; 5 CHOKES; BLUE & WALNUT ($200)
  4. GLOCK 26 GEN4 MICRO COMPACT DA AUTO; 9MM; 3.46” BBL; POLYMER ($200)
  5. JR SEMI-AUTO CARBINE; .40 S&W; 16” BBL; SLIDING STOCK; ACCEPTS STD. GLOCK MAGS ($200)
  6. MOSSBERG 835 ULTI-MAG TURKEY SLIDE ACTION SHOTGUN; 12 GA.; 24” BBL; CAMO; VENT RIB; FIBER-OPTIC SIGHT; PORTED ($175)
  7. REMINGTON 572 BDL DELUXE SLIDE ACTION RIFLE; .22LR; 21” BBL. BLUE, WOOD ($175)
  8. REMINGTON 700 SPS STAINLESS BOLT RIFLE; .270 WINC.; 24” BBL; SYN. STOCK ($200)
  9. REMINGTON EXPRESS LAMINATED 870 SLIDE ACTION SHOTGUN; 12 GA; 26”; REM-CHOKE MOD; FLAT BLACK & LAM ($150)
  10. RUGER SUPER BLACKHAWK SIN. ACTION REVOLVER; .44 MAG.; STAINLESS; 5 ½” BBL ($250)
  11. ROSSI 92 LEVER ACTION RIFLE; .38/.357 MAG.; 20” BBL; 10 RD. MAG; WOOD STOCK ($250)
  12. RUGER 10/22 TAKEDOWN SEMI-AUTO RIFLE; .22LR; 18 ½” BBL; STAINLESS BBL; BLACK SYN ($200)
  13. SAVAGE 93 BTVS BOLT RIFLE; .17 HMR; 21” BBL; BROWN LAM. STOCK; HVY. BBL; ACCU TRIGGER ($200)
  14. SAVAGE AXIS XP CAMO HUNTING PACKAGE; .30-06; 22” BBL; BUSHNELL 3-9X SCOPE ($200)
  15. SAVAGE MARK II-FSS BOLT RIFLE; .22 LR; 22” STAINLESS BBL; POLYMER STOCK; SIGHTS; 10 RD MAG; ACCU TRIGGER ($175)
  16. SIG SAUER MOSQUITO .22; 3.9” BBL; GREEN FRAME ($200)
  17. SIG SAUER P229 DA AUTO; .40 S&W; 3.9” BBL; ANODIZED FRAME; BLACKENED STAINLESS SLIDE ($250)
  18. TAURUS JUDGE PUBLIC DEFENDER; .410/.45 COLT; 2.5” CYL; STAINLESS ($250)
  19. THOMPSON/CENTER ARMS CONTENDER PISTOL; .45 COLT/.410 GA; 12” BBL; BLUE & WALNUT ($250)
  20. WEATHERBY UPLAND SLIDE ACTION SHOTGUN; 12 GA; 28” BBL; 3” CHAM.; 3 CHOKE TUBES; BLUE & WALNUT ($250)

Additionally, the following prizes will be available in fish bowl drawings for additional donations during the event:
1. REMINGTON SEVEN CDL BOLT RIFLE; .243 WINC.; 20” BLUED BBL; WALNUT STOCK ($250)
2. RUGER M77 HAWKEYE SPORTER BOLT RIFLE; .30-06; 22” SS BBL; BLACK SYNTHETIC STOCK ($250)

Additional raffle prizes include two 42” LED TVs and a $500 grand prize.

Full raffle rules are available here for download.

Remember, for tickets, please contact us by email or by phone at (717) 610-4824.

Thank You

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Thank you to each and every volunteer who made the Lisburn Community Fire Company’s annual Olde Time Festival such a rousing success last week. From the gang in the Small Pavilion frying burgers Wednesday night to the team scrubbing pots in the Pavilion kitchen Saturday night, each and every one of you is our hero for selflessly giving of your time, talents, and energy to raise funds to keep our firefighters rolling when duty calls.

We also send a special thank you to the Lower Allen Township Pubic Works Department, especially Gary Frazer and the highway guys. They came out before Festival and swept all our blacktop areas, and returned Monday and swept again, including all the straw from the hay ride up the alley and everywhere else! Couldn’t ask for better service. Thank you!

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Archie Brotzman prepares the water gun fun stand at the The Lisburn Community Fire Co. Old Time Festival. Photo by Michael Bupp/The Sentinel

Archie Brotzman prepares the water gun fun stand at the The Lisburn Community Fire Co. Old Time Festival. Photo by Michael Bupp/The Sentinel

Many thanks to local media for spotlighting the annual Lisburn Community Fire Company’s Olde Time Festival, and helping to spread our message.

The Sentinel’s Joshua Vaughn wrote an article earlier this week highlighting one of the event’s draws as well as why so many of our fabulous LCFC volunteers return every year to lend a hand:

“It’s the food that’s the real draw,” Kline said, explaining that the home-cooked food made by the fire company was his favorite part of the yearly festival.

The fire company has hosted the festival for 61 years, and it is the company’s largest fundraiser. All of the proceeds from the festival go to the Lisburn Community Fire Company.

Friend of the Fire Company Alison Dougherty wrote for PennLive/The Patriot-News how she’s always hoped to show the Festival to her mother:

When my mother visits we go here, we go there, we buy this, we consider returning that and by the time she leaves I’m wet-rag exhausted. The one place I’ve always wanted to take my mother, but her visits never seem to coincide with the event, is the Lisburn Community Fire Company’s annual Old Time Festival.

This year she’s missing it by two days – ride night is August 6, the full event is August 7-9. I know my mother would love the festival. First, there’s free gospel music. Mother, a professional musician, loves gospel. I don’t think she’d ride any of the rides, Mother is in her 70s, but I know she’d get a charge out of the nightly tractor parade.

I would tell my mother the fire company peels and cooks almost two tons of potatoes to make french fries during the event. My mother would be impressed and definitely want some of those. I’d tell her they cook mountains of chicken for soup, sandwiches and barbecue chicken. She’d want some of that, too.

While we hope Alison’s mom gets to enjoy Festival next year, you don’t have to wait. The Pavilion opens at 4 p.m., and serves well into the night. Expect the outside fry stand to begin serving shortly after 5 p.m., and entertainment by 2nd Chance Band to begin at 6 p.m.

Thursday; time for French Fries!

Join the Lisburn Community Fire Company this evening for the second night of its Olde Time Festival.

Featured this evening will be the Carroll County Ramblers, shown above at a performance in 2012. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy some bluegrass on the Fairgrounds.

The pavilion and all outside food stands open this evening. Starting at 4 p.m., queue up for a terrific homemade sit-down meal topped off by pies and cakes baked by LCFC volunteers.

Do not miss the hand cut French Fries. Given the terrific weather on tap this evening, lines will start forming early to get these tender, tasty morsels. Fries are available both inside the pavilion as well as outside beside the sausage stand.

The antique tractor parade will rumble through the Fairgrounds, while the silent auction, bingo, and book and plant sale also start tonight. Drop by the LCFC tent to pick up one of our brand new t-shirts, then visit the Lower Allen Township Fire Department stand to pick up a Gun Raffle ticket, or six.

There’s something for everyone to do, see, and eat tonight at the Olde Time Festival.

As with Wednesday, the first night of Festival, parking on the grounds is 100 percent free, and no pets are allowed.

Wednesday Night = Ride Night

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Pay no attention to the weather forecast; the annual Lisburn Community Fire Company Olde Time Festival is about to open for another fun-filled four-day run.

Wednesday night, August 6 is ride night. Carnival rides for the kiddos and young at heart wi be open, along with limited food service at our small pavilion. Treat yourself to delicious roast beef sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, soda or water, then wash it all down with hand-dipped ice cream.

Entertainment will be provided by Juke Box Hits.

Please remember, no pets are allowed at Festival.

See you at 1800 Main St., Mechanicsburg tonight. And, remember, as always, parking is 100 percent free on the Fairground.

Festival: Don’t Miss It

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In just two weeks, it’s time once more for the Lisburn Community Fire Company’s Old Time Festival.

Running from Wednesday, August 6 to Saturday, August 9, there’s affordable fun for the entire family on the fairgrounds of the Lisburn Community Fire Company (map). From games and rides to entertainment to the best home cooking around, do not miss the 2014 edition of our Old Time Festival.

Wednesday, August 6

The first night of the Festival is ride night. All rides and games will be open, and the Small Pavilion will be open serving hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, ice cream, etc.

There is NO FOOD in the large pavilion on the first night of Festival. None.

Entertainment for the evening will be music provided by Juke Box Hits.

Thursday, August 7

The second night of Festival features all your favorites, from antique tractor rides to bingo to hay rides to complete food service inside the pavilion and out with chicken barbecue, sausage, and french fries. Entertainment will be provided by the Carroll County Ramblers from 6 to 10 p.m.

Friday, August 8

Entertainment on the third night of Festival will be provided by 2nd Chance Band. Come out and enjoy a great dinner with the family, and bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the music while catching up with old and new friends in front of the grandstand.

Saturday, August 9

Southbound Express will close the 2014 Festival with a bang as it plays long into the night again this year. Silent Auction bidding closes this evening, and it is the last chance to get your fill of fabulous homemade cakes and pies in the pavilion.

Admission is free, but please note that pets are not allowed on the Fairgrounds. Attendees with pets will be asked to leave the grounds to ensure the safety of all.

Proceeds benefit the Lisburn Community Fire Company.

Don’t miss a minute of the fun, and support your local firefighters.

New Orange Hose Rolls In

Firefighters have received new orange hose, and recently placed it on two trucks.

Chief Josh Keller indicated Lisburn Community Fire Company received a $13,458.11 grant from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner to assist in the purchase of new Large Diameter Hose (LDH).

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Per NFPA 1962, any hose manufactured prior to July, 1987 is no longer testable, and must be replaced. Because our LDH had been purchased prior to that date, it needed to be replaced. Yearly hose testing ensures our hose is up to accepted standards and ready for service.

LCFC ordered 2,225′, or more than four tenths of a mile, of hose to replace that carried by Tanker 24 and Engine 24. The purchase was coordinated with other Cumberland County fire companies through the Cumberland County Fire Chief’s Association to take advantage of a bulk purchase price.

Additional hose was also ordered for the Mini-Pumper project supported by Lower Allen Township. Supply and Attack lines have been purchased to prepare the Mini-Pumper for service.

The Engine 24 supply hose was replaced on June 29 by firefighters Dan and Jo Ellen, and several volunteers including Tanya. Engine 24 carries 1700′ in the hose bed in addition to 25′ and 50′ sections. Tanker 24 also had its 25′ and 50′ short sections replaced.

Mini Pumper Takes Shape

Work is beginning on the new KME Mini Pumper, with delivery expected by the end of 2014.

Following the selection of KME as the provider of the new apparatus, the Lower Allen Township Board of Commissioners agreed earlier this year to approve the purchase. Commissioners had planned for the expenditure during the 2014 budget process.

While construction is not yet underway on the Mini Pumper, KME has provided a general schematic drawing. Click on the image below to see the full PDF.

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The Mini Pumper will be built on a Ford F-550 4×4 chassis, and will feature a four-door crew cab. With a Hale 500 gallon per minute pump-and-roll pump, the truck will be able to knock down brush fires, respond to residential fires, or go wherever is needed in southern Lower Allen Township or surrounding communities.

Check back for updates and photos of the construction of the Mini Pumper.

New Arrivals, Olde Time

Thank you for your interest in the rental coordinator position. Two current members, Tanya and Brian, have agreed to take on the responsibility of serving rental customers.

If you made arrangements to rent one of our spaces, and have questions about the status of your rental, please contact us by leaving a message at
(717) 208-2315 or by sending an email.

Thanks are also in order to the Lower Allen Township Board of Commissioners for its recent approval to purchase for the Lisburn Community Fire Company’s new KME mini pumper. Arrival of the new apparatus is expected in approximately six months.

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Preparations are swinging into high gear now for Lisburn’s annual Olde Time Festival. Scheduled for August 6 to 9, the Festival will feature entertainment all four nights, carnival rides, fabulous food in the pavilion Thursday through Saturday, plus all the entertainment you’ve come to expect from us.

Will we see you at the Festival this year?