29 June 1983
Princeton honors its firefighters
Princeton turned out to honor its volunteer firefighters Friday at the annual Firemen’s Parade. The men and women of Mercer Engine Co. No. 3, Princeton Hook and Ladder Co., and Princeton Engine Co. No. 1 marched down Nassau Street as friends and relatives waved from the curb. Fire engines both new and antique, lights flashing, decorated with flowers and with helmets and boots in place, followed the marchers.
In a brief ceremony at Borough Hall, borough Mayor Robert W. Cawley, borough Fire Commissioner Richard Woodbridge and Borough Council member Barbara J. Mill thanked the fire companies for their work and inspected the ranks with Chief William Rodweller.
Awards were presented by Chief Rodwellcr to James Pace, of Hook and Ladder, for 55 years of service; William Guinn, of No. 1. 50 years; Charles Stryker. No. 3, 45 years; Robert Higgins, No. 1,35 years; Andrew Cupples, No. 1.30 years; Ralph Kleiber. No. 1. 30 years; and Alistair Stewart, Hook and Ladder, 30 years
– Martha T. Moore
Mark Czajkowski photos
THE PARADE was led by Princeton’s fire cheifs. Here Clinton Groover, left, of Engine Co. No. 3 and William Rodweller, of Engine Co. No. 1, march down Nassau Street.
LED BY Ray Cook, holding the flowers, the men and women of Princeton Hook and Ladder Co. salute the flag at the ceremonies following the Firemen’s Parade Friday evening.
Rick Cruser, left, and Pete Nini, members of Princeton’s Engine Co. No. 1, pull a fire hose up Nassau Street as part of the annual Firemen’s Parade. Princeton’s three fire companies displayed their equipment and volunteer members in the event on Friday evening. For more photos see page 8A.
(Mark Czajkowski photo)
THE MEN OF Engine Co. No. 1 smile as they parade down Nassau Street on Friday. Marching from the left are Ralph Kleiber, Thomas Murray, William Potts, and Jack Petrone.