Glenville Fire Department comes to rescue

Published 9:22 am Monday, August 11, 2008

When the Glenville Booster Club needed more manpower to organize and conduct the many activities for Glenville Days, they turned to community organizations for assistance. With the parade on Saturday, then the Classic Car Show and children’s games in the park, members of one local group came to their rescue and helped them to pull off another great weekend for their community.

The Glenville Fire Department began to help the Booster Club with the variety of events held throughout the three-day weekend. Matt Webb of the local fire department was one of the many people who helped local folks conduct an event the community could be proud of and to “kind of wrap up the summer” with a little fun, Webb said.

Webb grew up in Glenville and has been an active part of this town of 720 people. His family also lives in the area as do many of his friends. Helping within the community is something Webb is proud of and takes very seriously.

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One of the many events held was the loudest pipes contest on Saturday afternoon, which was open to both cars and motorcycles. No entry fee was charged and no registration was required, but there certainly was a lot of noise when it came to this collection of vehicles, and no one could say they didn’t hear them coming.

A special decibel gauge was utilized to confirm whose personal transportation was indeed the loudest, with a first- and second-place trophy for the car class, as well as the motorcycle class.

Winners in this event:

Car: First place went to Mike Wallin and second place to David Hensche.

Motorcycle: First place went to Dan Adams and second place to Coke Callahan. Though no one could say this was a quiet or relaxing event, the crowd enjoyed the noise and cheered on the participants.

The Classic Car Show on Saturday also boasted many entrants for the 2008 event. Organizers Mike and Jessi Wallin were pleased with the entries.

Category winners:

Top Nine: Dean Adams (Glenville), Larry Holt, Neil Rame (Alden), Dean Larsen (Emmons), Harley Frederick (Albert Lea), Sherry Adams (Glenville), Travis Jacobsen (Glenville), Jerry Bolinger (Albert Lea), and Ron Hoyt (Albert Lea).

Best of Show: John Anderson (Northwood, Iowa).

Best Motor: Neil Rame (Alden).

“We had a very good turnout for the car show,” said Jessi Wallin. “There were very interesting cars for people to see and enjoy, and it was the perfect day for it.”

“The whole weekend is a great time for family and friends,” Webb added. “It’s a time when we can come together for a celebration and enjoy the company of our neighbors and other members of the community.”