Pine Grove Borough gets keys to armory

PINE GROVE - The citizens of Pine Grove borough are now the proud owners of the Pine Grove Armory. Council president Scott Zimmerman announced August 20 that the closing on the building took place the day before and, "We're starting to look for grants."

Russ Stump, a driving force behind the purchase of the property, was in attendance and noted how relieved he was that the borough had finally received the keys to the building. In talking with people, Stump said, he noted that there are very few towns who can boast they have had two generals who have retired from the military. One, he said, was General Harry 'Cap' Schwalm, and another General William Prescott. And, said Stump, "I know where General Prescott's uniform is and I'm going to try to bring it back to Pine Grove."

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