To the Editor:
On Monday May 5, the Port Henry Fire Department held its fifteenth annual benefit dinner sponsored by and held at Kings Inn. On behalf of the officers and members I would like to acknowledge and thank Kevin and Michele Flanigan, owners of Kings Inn, for their sponsorship of this event as they generously donated back 100 percent of all ticket sales. Through their generosity the Department has realized nearly $25,000 over the past fifteen years. This money will go toward upgrading equipment for our Cold Water Rescue / Dive Team.
We would like to thank the staff at Kings Inn who volunteered their time: Shonna Huestis, Corey Fluery and Samuel Meecham. We would like to also acknowledge our core of volunteers that kept the event running smoothly. They include Sue Bryant, Patti Edwards, Marie Bryant, Anne Tesar, Terry Stoddard, Ron Vanslooten and Anita Johnson. As always we had the support of our Ladies Auxiliary which included Jeannie Ball, Laura Muniz, Becky Badore and Lidia Crisan who helped with deserts and our 50/50 raffle. A special thanks to Betty O’Connor, Denise Daly and Laura Muniz for helping co-ordinate ticket sales.
Our thanks to Walmart and and Stewarts Shops. A special thanks to Ms. Susan Law Dake, President of Stewart’s Foundation, for their generous donation again this year.
As always, we thank the residents of Port Henry and surrounding communities who came out to support our cause so generously.
1st Asst. Chief
Port Henry Fire Dept.