Chilson A community tradition will be renewed again this year.
The Chilson Volunteer Fire Company will host its 36th annual dinner-dance Saturday, Feb. 8, at the EMA, 9 Maplewood Drive, Ticonderoga. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $15 each, are available by calling Larry Lauman at 585-9133 or Steve Hunsdon at 585-6823.
Chuck Moore and Friends will again provide the music for the dance.
“As always, the evening will feature raffles with lots of valuable prizes along with a delicious dinner served buffet style, with the usual fabulous desserts by members,” Stephen Phelps, Chilson FD information officer, said.
“Proceeds of this year’s dinner dance will go to help Chilson Volunteer Fire Department defray the costs of upgrading our decades-old fire house buildings, which desperately need repairs and renovations over and above what we can accomplish with volunteer labor and donated materials,” he said.
The fire department is a 501(c)(3) corporation; donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
The Chilson Volunteer Fire Department, with 44 members and 20 qualified active firefighters, serves a 30-square-mile area that also includes Putts Pond and a large portion of Eagle Lake. Chilson is a part of the town of Ticonderoga, and its fire district includes large tracts of state-owned land.
The department is staffed and equipped to provide fire prevention, fire protection and rescue services including vehicle extrications. Chilson firefighters also respond to weather emergencies, clear downed trees from roadways and provide assistance to home-bound residents during power outages and other emergencies.
The Chilson Community Center at the fire station is owned by the department. Its playing fields and picnic grounds host many community events.
For more information e-mail ChilsonFire13@hotmail.com or visit the department on Facebook at Chilson Volunteer Fire Department.