GFD Appreciation Banquet
By Gettysburg Fire
February 24, 2024

Gettysburg Fire held their 2023 Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 24, 2024. It was a great success and everyone had a wonderful time.

The evening began with a social hour at 5pm and the dinner began at 6pm with a ceremony recognizing fallen comrades. Attendees and honored guests enjoyed an outstanding meal. The banquet was hosted on the Gettysburg College campus in The Atrium and catered by College Dining. We would like to thank everyone at Gettysburg College who helped make this event possible.

Following the meal, the program began with the swearing in of newly-elected officers by Adams County Commissioner Randy Phiel.

2023 GFD Awards and Recipients include:

Community Award - National Park Service
President's Award - Dawn Six
Eugene Sickles Award - David Blocher
Chief's Award - Brett Weikert
Junior Firefighter of the Year - Landon Blocher
Donnie Gantz Memorial Training Award - Chris Miller
Fire Police Award - Rich Miller
Fireman of the Year - William Kuntz

Top Responders for 2023 were also recognized.

Lieutenant Robert Kuntz prepared the Year in Review video presentation.

Following the awards, a huge number of door prizes were given away. Thanks so much to all the local businesses and organizations who contributed door prizes to our banquet.

Proform DJs Adam Bennett provided entertainment and music throughout the night.

Special thanks to the GFD Banquet Committee: Dawn Six, Lori Fuhrman, Tiffany Shetter, Mandi Riley, Jack Ferguson, Carrie Bixler, and Hope Bixler.