Firefighters thankful

To the Times of Ti:

On behalf of the members of Chilson Volunteer Fire Department, I’d like to express our thanks to the Chilson and Ticonderoga communities for their generous support at our annual dinner dance on Feb. 9. In addition to being a lot of fun, the evening was a resounding fund-raising success and the proceeds will go a long way toward helping us keep our community safe over the coming year. This is especially true because the department is in the process of upgrading our radios and communications gear to comply with new federal, state and local standards, and the funds we raised at the dinner dance will help make those upgrades possible.

So, in addition to thanking the 200 or so friends and neighbors who danced and dined with us that night, we also want to thank some very important people and organizations who made the evening possible. We’re grateful to our dinner dance sponsors, including local businesses Christopher Chevrolet Buick, Logistics One Transport, Schuyler Heights Fire Company, Geraw’s OK Septic Service, International Paper Company, Mountain Lake Services, Reale Construction Co., Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, and Upstate Agency, as well as a number of very generous individuals and families, including Eagle Lake Property Owners and their members.

Equally generous and equally to be thanked are the local businesses and organizations who donated prizes for our traditional mini-raffles, which not only added to the fun but also went a long way toward helping us reach our fund-raising goal. We’ve put lists of all of our sponsors and raffle-prize contributors on our Facebook page and our web site, chilsonfire13.weebly.com. We hope that all our friends and neighbors will take a moment to check them out, and help us show our appreciation by patronizing these generous, community-spirited local business people.

Finally, thanks to the Times of Ti for being the information voice of our community, and for helping Chilson Volunteer Fire Department – and everyone else – keep up to date on what’s happening in our community.

Steve Hunsdon, chief

Chilson Volunteer Fire Department

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