LOCKINGTON — The Lockington Fire Department is preparing to mark a milestone — its 70th year of operation.
After a fire at the Forsythe Dairy in 1946, owner William Forsythe helped to form the Lockington Volunteer Fire Association. His business was rebuilt to become what many have long known as Zero Locker & Forsythe Ice Cream.
His daughter, “Tootie” Gilmore and her husband, Junior Gilmore, ran the family business for many years, always supporting the fire department.
Lockington Volunteer Fire Association (LVFA) will host an open house on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. celebrating 70 years and the delivery of a new fire engine to continue serving the community. CareFlight is scheduled to be at the open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be served. Retired fire equipment will be on display along with goodies for the kids.
The Lockington Volunteer Fire Association invites the public to come out and share memories from the past.
Junior and Toottie Gilmore stand in front of their store with the new Lockington Fire Department’s fire engine.