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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Bath Volunteer Fire Company members are ready to greet guests with smiles at a block party, which benefited the fire company and Dream Come True. Bath Volunteer Fire Company members are ready to greet guests with smiles at a block party, which benefited the fire company and Dream Come True.
Press photos by Bill Leiner Jr.Motorcycles line Walnut Street during the Bikers Remembering Bikers memorial ride and block party July 21 at Bath Fire Company Social Hall. Press photos by Bill Leiner Jr.Motorcycles line Walnut Street during the Bikers Remembering Bikers memorial ride and block party July 21 at Bath Fire Company Social Hall.
Bath firefighters’ food van was a crowd favorite at the event. Bath firefighters’ food van was a crowd favorite at the event.

Ride, block party helps fire company, Dream Come True

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by BILL LEINER JR. Special to The Press in Local News

With a subdued attendance due to rain — but with an abundance of enthusiasm — the 13th annual Bikers Remembering Bikers memorial ride and block party was a success. The party was held July 21 at Bath Fire Company Social Hall, 135 S. Walnut St., and spilled out onto the closed street.

Borough leaders attended and supported the event.

The block party was to raise resources for two distinct groups: Bath Volunteer Fire Department and Dream Come True.

Dream Come True is primarily a volunteer organization that uses a six-step process for granting a dream or wish for a chronically ill child. Past fulfilled dreams have included trips to Disney World, meeting celebrities and receiving a personally meaningful gift.

In recent years, the fire department has grown into a dynamic community-spirited group. It is a principal sponsor of the Bath Community Days event. The department has grown in size and in linkages with other emergency providers.

The block party included picnic food with a pig roast, a 50/50 drawing, live entertainment and, of course, requests for additional donations and volunteers. Of great importance, the attendees possessed a positive can-do spirit to help two excellent organizations.

“This is about helping kids. I am happy and grateful to be a part of this. It makes me feel good,” said James Pasquariello, leader of Bath Fire Company Social Hall.