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Barker Fire Department celebrates 100th year

BARKER – The Barker Fire Department is celebrating its 100th anniversary with two events in coming weeks.

It will host a parade at 4 p.m. Saturday, with the lineup beginning at 3. The parade will start at Barker High School and proceed down Quaker Road to High Street.

“We’ll have a number of marching bands, fire trucks and floats,” said Fire Chief Scott Matheis.

“After the parade, everyone can come to the pavilion behind the fire hall for free hot dogs, pop and water,” he added.

The fire hall is located at 1660 Quaker Road.

At 7, the band 90 West takes the stage for a “beer band night,” with a $5 entrance fee on the Fire Department grounds.

The department will hold its 100-Year Banquet at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 in the fire hall.

“We have a limited number of tickets available for the public, but they can call the fire hall for details,” Matheis said. “We’ll have a number of dignitaries there and a slide show of old pictures, with some displays set up, as well.”

The Barker Fire Department currently has about 40 members and is always looking for new ones.

“We are always, constantly, looking for new members,” said Matheis. “We’ve been very, very busy this year.”

Contact the fire hall at 795-3011 for more information.

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