Donation to museum honors firefighter

The Pinetop-Lakeside Historical Society and Museum, at their final meeting for 2019 held Oct. 15, received a stand to hold the fireman’s helmet from Thad Webb of Timber Mesa Fire and Medical; the helmet belonged to his brother, Kirk Webb. The placard with the helmet reads: “This helmet is the helmet used by Kirk Webb who was a Fireman for the Lakeside Fire Department. Later he became the Fire Marshal. He is now the Community Risk Manager for the Timber Mesa Fire Department.” Kirk jokingly said he liked his other helmet which says “Capt. Kirk.” Volunteer certificates of appreciation were also awarded to the volunteers who were present. From the left: Museum Director Georgia Dysterheft, board member Gloria Gunther, President Kirk Webb, Membership Chairman Sally Trout, Carol Espe and Secretary Melissa “Missy” Mason. The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve and exhibit historic artifacts, documents and photographs of Pinetop-Lakeside and the surrounding area. The museum is located at 1973 Jackson in Lakeside. Meetings will resume in late spring of 2020.

Barbara Bruce is a reporter for the White Mountain Independent, covering arts and entertainment on the Mountain and the Pinetop-Lakeside town government.

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