Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:03 PM
Published on: Thursday, December 06, 2012
By Peggy Dee
20 years of Franklins
A worthy cause: Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department
The Hyattsville VFD is a volunteer, nonprofit fire, rescue and EMS department with a primary response area that includes Hyattsville, University Park and the surrounding communities. The department responds to nearly 6,000 calls for service annually across the northern part of Prince George’s County and into Takoma Park. It is staffed 100 percent by volunteers on evenings, overnight, weekends and holidays, and is supported by county-provided staffing during weekday business hours only.
The Hyattsville VFD is proud to celebrate 125 years of dedicated volunteer emergency service to the community. We hope that their drive is a success, as they are most worthy of our donations.
St. Jerome’s Academy
Several callers stressed how much they enjoyed the beautiful May processions that paraded each year through the streets of Hyattsville. Having had an excellent sports program, the students have won many titles through the years. The current principal, Mary Pat Donough, is herself a graduate of the school.
A few years ago, the format was changed, and the school became an academy and has a waiting list. I congratulate the school administration and wish them many more years of success.
Hyattsville history: 1962
Another local citizen, George “Boots” Aman, editor and publisher of The Prince George’s Post, was recognized by the Citizens Association at a testimonial dinner. The staff of the newspaper had surreptitiously prepared a special edition which contributed to the “This is Your Life” segment of the celebration.