Virgil Shipley/News The Homer Fire Department held their annual Christmas dinner with Santa Claus for the youngsters and awards for the department personnel. Left, Mike Bowen was awarded the firefighter of the year. He has two years of service. Center, Katie Helphrey was awarded the EMT of the year for her 2 1/2 years of service. Right, Chief Randy King is retiring as chief at the end of the year but will continue with the department. He has 29 years of service to the department, the last eight as chief.

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The Homer Fire Department held their annual Christmas dinner with Santa Claus for the youngsters and awards for the department personnel. Left, Mike Bowen was awarded the firefighter of the year. He has two years of service. Center, Katie Helphrey was awarded the EMT of the year for her 2 1/2 years of service. Right, Chief Randy King is retiring as chief at the end of the year but will continue with the department. He has 29 years of service to the department, the last eight as chief. Request this photo

 

 

Virgil Shipley: 740-397-5333 or photos@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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