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Firefighters’ best friend honored in Greenleaf

The Brillion News

GREENLEAF – It’s tough keeping a secret from Gloria Berg, but the members of the Greenleaf Volunteer Fire Department managed to keep the owner of the D&G Restaurant in the dark and deliver a surprise last Saturday at the height of the cafe’s morning rush.

The firemen assembled at the fire station three blocks to the east, and headed for the restaurant, armed with a plaque and more than 25 years of memories.

The plaque thanked Mrs. Berg for her abiding support of the fire department.

Serious health problems hospitalized her in November and December, and she was unable to work for nearly two months.

Gloria’s husband was a member of the volunteer fire department until his death and Gloria always shows up at fire scenes with sandwiches, sweet rolls, soup and coffee for firefighters.

“She is a big asset to the community,” Fire Chief Joe Daul said. “It was emotional. She wanted to go around and hug everybody.”

A complete story and photos from the emotional gathering are featured in the January 7 print edition of The Brillion News.



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