By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Bulldozers dug into the sod on the front lawn of the former South Antrim Elementary School Wednesday to prepare the ground for Rescue Hose Co. No. 1's new fire station, which firefighters say will open in June.
The groundbreaking ceremony attended by local, county and state dignitaries Wednesday morning, marked the end of an era for the 100-year-old volunteer company. Next summer it will leave its familiar home at 48 S. Carlisle St. in Greencastle and move into the new, larger station being build at 842 S. Washington St. in Antrim Township south of Greencastle.
The new location will give the company more space, more bays to park fire trucks and ambulances, room to house a ladder truck the department hopes to acquire someday and quicker emergency response time, said Ronald Nicarry, president of the 590-member fire department. He said about 75 of the members are active firefighters.