At some point in their lives, almost every child wants to be a firefighter and for good reason: They are modern-day heroes, best known for their willingness to risk their lives to save others.
At the Linden Wildflower Trails in April the Linden Heritage Foundation Booth was organized to recognize that child’s dream. The Linden Volunteer Fire Department provided the City’s 1957 Chevy Firetruck as a backdrop for photos.
To inspire fire safety, over 73 “junior” fire department hats were given to children with many taking photos with the fire truck.
Linden Kildare High School student, Morgan (Lizzie) Guy, created a drawing of a fire truck given to each child to color.
The 1939 Linden Firehouse was named by Preservation Texas to the 2016 Most Endangered Places list in the local public building category. The Linden Heritage Foundation is actively supporting the restoration of the Firehouse, with plans to bring the building back into service as a commercial asset.
For more information on the 1939 Firehouse go to its page on our website and take an opportunity to donate to the Linden Old Firehouse Rescue Fund.
Special thanks for the Wildflower Trail success goes to Mary Jo Eller Ellison (for use of her building), Linden Volunteer Fire Department and Linden Heritage Foundation Vice President for Marketing & Development, Sandra Westbrook Skoog.