Safety awareness open house set by firefighters


With an eye toward the July 4 weekend, the Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company is having a safety awareness open house for families from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The volunteers will run safety awareness games for children, demonstrate and explain the different kinds of fire extinguishers and show a fireworks safety film. Visitors also will be able to choose from a number of safety pamphlets and other handouts.

Jim Meekins, volunteer chief, is recommending that parents and children view the fireworks film.

"The film shows how dangerous fireworks are," he said.

Fire trucks and other pieces of equipment will be on display and the fire hall will be open for tours.

The fire hall is on Mountain Road. For more information, call 255-2401.


Galilee Lutheran Church will have a kick-off celebration for its newly chartered Aid Association for Lutherans at 7 p.m. today.

AAL is a fraternal organization that participates in national, regional and local charitable events.

"We are very proud to have AAL Branch 10144 at our church," said Dale Bennett, branch spokeswoman.

After an orientation and social time, refreshments will be served.

Branch 10144 will have meetings the fourth Sunday of each month immediately after the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

The church is at 4652 Mountain Road. For more details, call Ms. Bennett, 255-2060.

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