Marlinton Fire and Rescue honors former chief
Marlinton Fire and Rescue held its annual dinner on Saturday, March 24. The squad took this opportunity to honor and thank David Peacock for his 45 years of service to the department.
Mayor Joe Smith, on behalf of the Town of Marlinton, presented Peacock with a framed picture of the 2006 fire and rescue squad.
Smith also presented Debbie Peacock with a certificate for her years of dedication as a firefighter's wife.
Chief Herby Barlow and Deputy Chief John Burns, on behalf of the department, presented Peacock with a shadow box and a fireman's axe and plaque. The shadow box was crafted and donated by Jeff Shaw and Cleva Friel. To further commemorate the event, the backs of the shadow box and plaque were signed by members of the fire and rescue squad.
"It was really nice," said Peacock on Tuesday. "They gave me some very nice gifts - they were outstanding."
Peacock said he was surprised. So surprised that Smith told him it was the only time he had seen him speechless.
"I really appreciate the involvement of the members and the non-members," he said. "They did a great job, and did a great job of keeping it a secret, too.
Those attending the event in addition to the squad members and their spouses and guests were Mayor Joe Smith, and Buck and Cookie Turner.
Members bought covered dishes to round out the dinner which was catered by Rayetta's Lunchbox. Everyone enjoyed an evening of chatting and reminiscing.