Greenville Donates Old Fire Truck To American LegionOct 26th, 2012 | By Lynette | Category: Front Page
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A ’78 fire truck’s in the big parade, with American Legionnaires close at hand…they were followed by rows and rows of the finest virtuosos, the cream of all our high school bands (with apologies to composer Meredith Willson).
Aside from a really snazzy decked-out float, a fire truck is the most awesome ride there is in a town parade.
Now, the American Legion Post 131 of Greenville will have its very own fire truck to ride in parades and use for other public displays.
The 1978 Ford F700 is no longer reliable enough to operate in emergency conditions, and was no longer being actively used by the fire department. The local American Legion had asked for the 35-year-old vehicle at a Greenville Town Council meeting, and the Town Council voted to transfer the vehicle free of charge to American Legion Post 131, in honor of the Legion and the local veterans they represent.
Post Commander Roy Scott hopes to have the vehicle ready to go for Greenville’s Veteran’s Day Parade, if possible.