Kinsman VFD to mark 90th year

The Kinsman Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 90th Anniversary on  Saturday, August 6.

Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. at the old Badger High School parking lot of Main Street for the parade, which will start   at that location at11:00 a.m. and end at the fire station on Ridge Road.

After the parade there will be a dedication service at the fire station  for  deceased firefighters, a community picnic serving hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, macaroni salad, and baked beans, and a Chinese auction. The Chinese auction will have gift baskets and gift cards, gift certificates, with at least 175 giveaways and much more.

There will be a special live remote broadcast from K105.1 radio station. Games will be for  young and old, including a such as sack race, penny toss, etc. Anyone who  wants to put something in the parade or donate to the Chinese auction is invited to call  330-876-0809.

The Kinsman Volunteer Fire Department was established around 1920 and was at that time the only fire department in Northeastern Trumbull County.  The closest stations (then) were to be found in Brookfield and Cortland.

In the beginning, the department provided protection for six townships: Gustavus, Greene, Wayne, Johnston, and Vernon-Burghill.  The truck was kept at the A.G. Birrell Company, located at the township square.

The first building acquired was just south of the town square, near the river.  The current building at 8450 Ridge Road, was erected in 1971.  An addition to the structure in 1980 provided space for a radio room, truck room and lounge area.

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