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Greencastle Rescue Hose gives thanks to donors

March 28, 2007|by KATE S. ALEXANDER

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. said thank you to a few of the people who make it possible to have fire and rescue service in Greencastle.

In a brief ceremony Tuesday, the company honored Kline's Grocery Store, Zarger's Plumbing and Heating, and Ronald and Barbara Nicarry for contributions made to the rescue company

The Nicarrys donated about $130,000 toward the purchase of an ambulance that the company started using in February.

When the company decided to replace its 1989 ambulance, Ronald Nicarry, who has been an active member of the Greencastle Rescue Hose Co. for 45 years, decided to help.

"My father used to say, 'You can't park on someone else's nickel all the time, sometimes you have to put in your own money,'" he said. "The hose company holds an important place in our lives, and Barb and I felt we were in a position where we could do something to help."

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Bill Hull, president of the organization, said Kline's and Zarger's are regular contributors.

"Whenever we need some pipes or plumbing, Zarger's is always willing to help," Hull said. He said Kline's makes an annual financial contribution.

Barry Zarger, owner of Zarger's Plumbing and Heating, said his business started donating time and materials to the rescue hose company when his father was the owner.

"I don't know exactly why he started helping them," Zarger said. "I guess it was because they needed it."

In addition to thanking Kline's for more than 20 years of donations and Zarger's for "more years than I can remember," Hull honored the Nicarrys for donating toward the purchase of a new rescue vehicle.

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