Page 22 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • September 16, 2009 100th ANNIVERSARY The Midland Park Fire Department was the sponsor of an award-winning junior drum and bugle corps in the early 1930s, according to resident Jim Brown, who was a member when he was in his teens. The corps was started by John Iseldyke, who taught the young people the fundamentals of playing the instruments and marching. The group practiced weekly, using the Highland School field in the summer and the school basement in the winter. The group participated in countless parades and competed against other simi- Fire department sponsored junior drum and bugle corps lar corps in the area, including the Garden State Cadets, the Garfield Cadets and the Holy Name Cadets. The Midland Park American Legion Post 130 also became a sponsor so the corps could compete against other Legion-sponsored corps. Brown remembered the fire department’s fundraising effort so the corps could attend the 1938 New York World’s Fair. “We had a lot of fun,” said Brown, who credited Iseldyke, a postal worker, with “keeping a lot of kids off the street and making them good instrumentalists.” I congratulate the Midland Park Fire Department on its Centennial and thank our volunteers for their service and dedication. Jacqueline M. Vierheilig, M.D. Infectious Diseases Travel and Tropical Medicine Midland Park Fire Department: Happy 100th and a Big Thank You. 11 Crescent Ave., Waldwick 201-445-2722 Randy’s Auto Repair ��������������������� ���������������������������� 9-16-09 Ester from Janine JacquelineVierheilig3x3(9-16-09) 3 col x 3” 9-16-09----Randys3x3(9-16-09) 3col x 3” Ester... from Janine �������������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������� Teschon, Riccobene & Siss, P.A. 327 Godwin Avenue Midland Park, NJ 07432 201-670-4400 ����� ������������������ ����������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������� ����������������� ���������������� ������������ ������������������������������������� ���������������������������