Shelby will honor 100-year-old firefighter on Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 October 2014 at 12:00 am

SHELBY – The Medina community and the Shelby Volunteer Fire Company will honor Ed Southcott on Saturday for his 100th birthday.

There will be a processional of antique cars and a fire truck from The Willows, where Southcott is a resident, to the Shelby firehall on Route 63. The community is encouraged to be out on Main Street at about 4 p.m. on Saturday when Southcott and his family head to the fire hall.

“He’s a local guy who’s super nice,” said Tom Fuller, who is chairman of the celebration party for Southcott.

Southcott is a former chief of the fire company. He has been a member for more than six decades. He also is a World War II veteran who flew bomber planes.

Saturday’s celebration will include proclamations from the U.S. Senate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Shelby Town Board, Orleans County Legislature and State Legislature.