of the first fundraisers for the Horsham Fire Company
was in 1919. The badges for the Fire Company were purchased
with possibly some of the money earned by Miss Margurite
Webster, who sponsored a play in Loller Academy for
the purpose. Miss Webster later married Chester G. Duckworth,
who became the next Fire Chief. The Ladies Auxiliary
also donated money to pay for a Hahn truck on May 20,
1938. The Ladies Auxiliary, though it existed previously,
officially became an entity of the Horsham Fire Company
Auxiliary is in charge of many fundraisers. Beginning
in the early days with Miss Webster's plays, there have
been many other ways the Auxiliary has raised money
for the Fire Company. From selling calendars and first
aid kits for your car to running Pancake Breakfasts
and Beef and Beers, activities have fallen just about
everywhere in-between the two. Some of the most recent
sales have included candles and wooden replicas of the
original Firehouse. Horsham Day is one of their largest
events, where they begin with selling the food for the
fishing contest and end with selling glow necklaces
before the fireworks.
Auxiliary also sponsors many events for the Fire Fighters
and their families. An Easter Egg hunt and a Christmas
party for their children are still annual events, and
they have in the past sponsored Breakfast with Santa
and a Halloween party for the children. They are also
on call to provide food for fire calls, when the Chief
feels it is necessary to activate them. There is a phone
chain in effect for these times, so they can all be
notified of the need.
October of 1990 the first male member joined the Auxiliary,
closely followed by the second. The name was officially
changed from the Ladies Auxiliary to the Auxiliary in
1994 to accommodate the males in the organization. They
have had five male members since that time.
membership of the Auxiliary has been an ever-fluctuating
number. With anywhere from four to five officers, the
number of members has been as low as 7 and as high as
almost twenty. The current Auxiliary has five officers
and consists of twelve members, two being men.
check out their schedule of events for the coming year.
They would love to see you attend one or more of their
functions and support your local Fire Company.