Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
On Jan. 23, 1941, the Fire Department was host to the Fire Dept. Association to a mid winter meeting and banquet at the Mequon Town Hall. About 490 attended and were served dinner in the large auditorium. The overflow was taken care of in the lower hall. Mrs. Thomas Hirt was the chief cook, assisted by fifteen volunteer ladies of the Town, and thiry-four waitresses. After a delicious dinner, Mr. Win. Gruenwald, State Fire Marshall and Mr. C. Melvin of the Chicago Division of the F.B.I. delivered the addresses followed by short talks by Judge Peter Huiras and Milwaukee Fire Chief, John Wischer. They all had praiseworthy remarks about the beautiful Town Hall building, the delicious dinner and the efficient waitresses and the chief cook, Mrs. Hirt. Chief Lange gave brief remarks in response, thanking the visitors for their attendance, the speakers, and all the ladies for their help in making this dinner a success. The first fire was an automobile at Club Forest. The second one was on New Years Eve 1939 when the Thiensville Post Office burned and John Albers, the postmaster lost his life.
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