Happy 99th Birthday Mary Buckshaw!
On Thursday July 21th members of Flagtown Fire / Rescue and Flagtown Ladies Auxiliary gathered at Mary Buckshaw’s house to wish her an early 99th birthday. Mary turns 99 this Saturday on July 23rd. Mary is a founding member of Flagtown Fire’s Ladies Auxiliary which was formed in the summer of 1938. She has been an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the past 78 years and served as their president in 1962
Mary has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. She has lived in Flagtown all of her life and she is still very active in the community. Every month she walks from her house to the fire house for the monthly Ladies Auxiliary meeting. She drives herself to bingo and for 2 hours every Tuesday she practices with her senior dance group The Hillsborough Rocket and Rockettes. The Rockettes travel to nursing homes and senior citizen facilities to perform dance routines for the residents. In this year’s Hillsborough Memorial Day parade she was the Statue of Liberty with our fire district proudly marching behind her. Mary has a big heart. She always has a smile and she is always friendly and welcoming.