of the Second Annual Convention
Five County Volunteer Firemen's Association of Northern Pennsylvania
Thursday and Friday, September 2nd and 3rd, 1897
The hose carts used in racing weigh 320 pounds each. The 250 feet of hose they carry will weigh 300 pounds, the pipe weighs five pounds. Distance 220 yards. Not more than seventeen men in a company.
Twenty-four men are required in the prize drill. Lintas, Naiada, Mantuas and Franklins of Towanda and Cray Hose of Westfield are to compete. Wilburs, of Sayre, last year’s prize winners, will not enter, being unable to have twenty-four men.
Serenade of prominent citizens and city officials by Baker’s Band Thursday evening.
The band contest will take place in Herrick’s lot, near Main street, Friday evening.
Protections of Athens cannot get the prize this year. Home companies are barred from all contests and prizes.
Major W. O. Coolbaugh, of the Ninth Regiment, N. P. G., of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is judge of the competative prize drills.
P. L. Lang, chief of the Waverly Fire Department; F. M. Baker, President C.N.Y.F.A., of Owego, N.Y., and George E. Davis, of Athens, compose the Committee of Judges for the Hose, Hub and Hub and Hook and Ladder races.
The Scranton Decorating Co. have charge of the decorations.
The prize Baker Band, of Binghamton, N.Y., have been secured by the Executive Committee for the occasion.
Prof. J. J. Alexander, of the Ninth Regiment band of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., will judge the band contest.
C.W. Canfield, of Athens, will have charge of and look after all prize contests.
The official time-keepers will be Hon. R. S. Edminston, of Milan; Dr. E. C. Rishel and Dr. E. M. Crawford, of Athens.
L.T. Hoyt, Esq., will act as toastmaster at the banquet Thursday night. The following toasts have been assigned: "Our Association," C. P. Welles, Towanda, Pa.; "Our Firemen," C. A. Stowell, Wyalusing, Pa.; "The Ladies," F. Spencer, Mansfield, Pa.; "Our Hosts," W. R. Jackson, Towanda, Pa. The balance we were unable to obtain at this writing.
It is expected that at this convention Westfield, Pa., will be selected as the place to hold the next convention.
The cuts for this souvenir were furnished by H. J. Lloyd, of Wyalusing,
|W. A. GILL.
Member of Executive Committee and Protection Hose Company, No. 1, of Athens, Pa.
|C. A. STOWELL.
Delegate and Member of Wyalusing Hose company, No. 1, of Waylusing, Pa.
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 6/20/2001
By Joyce M. Tice