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Wheaton Community Mourns the Loss of Parishioner Tom Brown
The Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad (WVRS) and the surrounding community mourns the loss of WVRS President, Tom Brown, a life-long parishioner of St. John the Evangelist, member of the Teen Club and graduate of the parish school. The squad's tribute to Tom can be read here.
The St. John's community extends prayerful condolences to Tom's wife, Betty McDonald Brown, and children, Kelly, Chris and Catie.
Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad breaks ground on new location
(From our Archives)
Tom Brown, Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad (WVRS) President, and one of St. John the Evangelist’s own parishioners, has shepherded the relocation of the squad’s station to a new home.
This relocation has been a dream for a very long time – in the mid-1980's, WVRS purchased land on Arcola Avenue for that purpose. In 2004, the dream took a step closer to reality when, with the support of the community, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, and Centex Homes, the squad acquired additional adjacent property. The new station will be located at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Arcola Avenue, across from the Wheaton Regional Library and beside Centex Homes’ Leesborough development. The station will replace the current location on Grandview Avenue. Scheduled for completion in 2013, the new 29,000 square foot station is carefully integrated into the surrounding community while ensuring that operational needs are respected. The new facility has been long awaited by public safety personnel and the community.
Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad has a long and proud history of serving the residents of Montgomery County; this new station will allow the dedicated fire and rescue personnel of Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service to better serve the community for years to come.
Congratulations, Tom, for a job well done!
Wheaton is currently being considered for some new development, which will affect our local community. If you would like to attend community meetings on behalf of our parish, kindly contact Pastor's Advisory Council Chair Tim Comello, thecomellos [at] aol.com
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