Buck and Edythe Thomas

Buck and Edythe Thomas

FISHING CREEK — A Hoopers Island couple received an award for their ongoing service with the local fire company.

In an announcement on Tuesday, Nov. 18, the Hoopers Island Volunteer Fire Company congratulated Carlton (Buck) Thomas and his wife Edythe Thomas for receiving the Maryland State Firemen’s Association’s Award for “Over 90 Years of Age and Still Active” in 2020.

“We appreciate the many, many hours they both have given in volunteering for our fundraisers and attending meetings,” the statement said. “It is with the help of members like this that we are so successful in maintaining our facilities and apparatus so that we can serve our community.”

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