Aug 17

Passing of a Charter Member

BVFD lost another Charter Member/Past President this past weekend.  Richard “Dick” Smelser passed on Friday from a boating accident.  Richard was very active with the beginning of our department.  He was not only one of the first “wagon” drivers in “The Valley” but also that man who could fix (or make) anything.  Richard would still stop in the firehouse on occasion to see what was going on and talk about the good old days.  *** BVFD members, the viewing will be Wednesday night at Monahan’s Funeral Home in Gettysburg. Members attending are asked to report in uniform to the firehouse at 1800 hours.  Any questions please contact Chief Spielman.  Our Monthly Drill is re-scheduled.