Surprise Party for Fire Dept. President Turning 90

LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A community threw a special surprise birthday party in Luzerne County.

Lake Silkworth Volunteer Fire Department hosted the party for Don Kivler, who is turning 90 years old.

Kivler is the president of the fire department and captain of the fire police.

The department honored him for the special milestone and his 50-plus years with the department.

"He still responds, and I'm just glad we were able to do this for him. He deserves it. 53 years in the service is a long time," said Chief Gerry Walker, Lake Silkworth Volunteer Fire Department.

"It was a great surprise, no question about it. I really appreciate it. Thank you," said Kivler.

*A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Kivler as an assistant fire chief.

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