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Photo gallery: Monongahela Fire Co. honors John Dornan

| Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Jim Ference | The Valley Independent
Kayden Schottenheimer, 18-months-old, gives her cousin Peighton Schottenheimer, 19-months-old, a kiss during the Monongahela Volunteer Fire Department's Christmas party at the Monongahela Elks on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Kayden was with her parents, Bill and Kristyn Schottenheimer, of Pleasant Hills, and Peighton was with her parents, Adam and Sue Schottenheimer, of New Eagle.

The Monongahela Fire Co. hosted its annual Christmas party Saturday and used the occasion to honor a dedicated firefighter.

Held at the Monongahela Elks lodge, the department honored John Dornan for his 50-years of active service.

Dornan, 79, has been a city firefighter since he was voted into the company on May 6, 1963. He was sworn in as a member on June 4, 1963.

He has held many positions over the years, including a trustee for over 20 years, vice president for over 14 years, and engineer for over 48 years, a position he still holds today.

Dornan still responds faithfully to every call.

The party also featured a visit from Santa.