Fixture In Community Closing Its Doors

The little Cottage Service Station in Washington has been a fixture there since before World War II, a reminder of an era that's passed. And now its own time will soon be up. The owner and operator of the quaint service station, 71-year-old Billy Parvin, has decided to retire. Parvin tells us the First Presbyterian Church next door has purchased the land. One possibility is to bulldoze the gingerbread style business for a bigger parking lot. We tried calling the Presbyterian church to see exactly what their plans are for the store when it officially closes in October, but couldn't reach anyone for comment.