Newlin celebrates Po-Mar-Lin, W. Bradford and Modena Fire Cos.


Despite some wet weather, spirits were high as Newlin celebrated its volunteer fire companies: Po-Mar-Lin, West Bradford and Modena at a special event, Saturday at the Lenfest Center.

NEWLIN — Saturday night, the Newlin Fire & EMS Committee held their second annual Party celebrating Newlin’s three Volunteer Fire Companies, Po-Mar-Lin. West Bradford and Modena.

The afternoon rain didn’t dampen any spirits as Megan Bittle DJ’d throughout the evening while the delicious food was catered by the area’s famous Hood’s BBQ. Victory Brewing generously contributed ice cold beer, and very enjoyable selections of excellent wines were donated by local wineries, Stargazer’s, Galers. and Paradocx.  The inside/outside setting of the Natural Lands Trust’s Lenfest Center was a perfect contribution to the event.

Raffle Items that had been donated by generous local artists and businesses were in hot competition. A beautiful oil on canvas entitled “Heirloom” was much sought after.  It was painted and donated by Karen D’Alliard, a well know local artist.  Also a giclee entitled “Lightning Strike” by Richard Chalfont brought much attention.  Of particular interest was a pen and ink by Martin May of the iconic  Embreeville Mill.

May was commissioned to design the new logo for the Newlin Fire & EMS symbol, adding “the river runs through it” and horses to his Embreeville Mill sketch to depict the flavor of Newlin Township.  The print, a limited addition, signed and numbered 1/50, was beautifully matted and framed, compliments of Lorraine’s Frame Cellar in Willowdale.

Other Raffle items donated were several beautiful hard cover books from Schiffer Publishing of Atglen, donated by Loryn and Pete Schiffer;  a scenic ride in a Classic Cessna airplane by Bill Kelsall; a group of local foxhunting  history books donated by both Reddy Hannum and the Cheshire Hunt; and a tailgate package with wine from Dr and Mrs Tim Manzone.

Two beautiful quilts, donated by Andra Rudershausen of Roundabout Quilting, garnered numerous “oohs and aahs” from the crowd.  Door Prizes were baskets of mouthwatering homemade chocolates, donated by Susan Drake of Sarah’s Country Chocolates.

Everyone personally thanked the Volunteer Fire Fighters who were present, but true to form, Modena was called to duty before the end of the party.  Proceeds will be distributed to Newlin’s three Fire Companies.

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