Navarre students are the only ones who will benefit from October being National Fire Protection Month.
Other items on display are representative of her husband, Gene’s, days as a firefighter. Gene, a native of Maryland, now serves as the chairman of the Trustee and Pension Board for the Holley-Navarre firefighters.
“A friend of mine introduced my husband to (firefighting) in 1959,” Lunette said. “He was a firefighter in Maryland and then Kentucky when we moved.”
When he could no longer fight fires due to ailments and age, Gene decided to volunteer for the Holley-Navarre Fire Department.
“I wanted initially to be a fire commissioner and I was waiting for an opening when they made the pension board, so I volunteered for that,” he said.
The vintage helmets on display are from the Holley-Navarre department, as well as old patches worn by Gene and a few photos.The memorabilia will be on display for the remainder of October.