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Friday, April 10, 2015

The Galeton Rotary Club meets every Thursday night at the Ox Yoke Inn

The Galeton Rotary Club meets every Thursday night at the Ox Yoke Inn at 6:30PM with president Pete Folk presiding.

March 26th, Gale Hose Ambulance Company president, Ken Wingo was the guest speaker. Ken Outlined the history of the Gale Hose Company over the past 110 + years. Perhaps the most important social event in Galeton for many years was the Gale Hose Ball. Ken elaborated the details of that event. Well known bands were often providing the music and Governor George Leader and his wife led the grand march in the early 60's. It was a formal dress up affair held in the Galeton theater. Spectators paid to attend and watch the dancers. At intermission the Galeton Hotel , across the street , served a lunch.

Ken then told the club about the new $1.1million Gale Hose ambulance building being built at the corner of West and Union Streets. It is designed to resemble a railroad building. Galeton has a rich history as a major railroad town for nearly one hundred years dating from the early 1900's and ending in the early 1980's. The building is a state of the art structure with four bays for the ambulance equipment, heat in the floors, meeting areas a kitchen and many storage rooms. There is a second floor is over a portion of the building for future expention when there may be a need for sleeping quarters for the ambulance crews. The building is designed and equipped to be an emergency shelter for the community if needed.

The Gale Hose ambulance company serves the community well and the Galeton area is very fortunate to have such an efficient and dedicated ambulance service.

On April 9th, Rotarian Paul Miller presented a very unique program. Paul had a power point presentation where he discussed the various kinds of root beers and gave everyone a tasting of the famous Catawissa Beverage Co. root beers. He then had a discussion and question and answer period about many subjects including what are the most popular candies sold in the USA. Paul obviously spent many hours preparing this unique program and has set the bar very high for future Rotary programs. Whatever Paul attempts to do he does very well and we were not surprised or disappointed. He and John Kelley are already practicing for the 4th of July parade where they will be attempting to win the 3rd year in the row "the best in the parade award".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

well over do!! this building looks awesome.thank you