Almost fits

Sean Mogan, 9, from Limon, Colo., has some growing to do to fit into the bunker gear. (Photo by Marinanne/The Flume)

Lake George Fire Protection District’s spaghetti dinner was a huge success and the goal of $8,000 was met, enabling them to complete the purchase of new gear for all the volunteer firefighters.

 Approximately 320 people came to enjoy the dinner and the entertainment provided by Donna Sue De Lisle. A Flight for Life helicopter was on hand to demonstrate the helicopter and its capabilities.

 Preparation for the dinner went smoothly until the day of the event, when LGFPD was called out and responded to five situations requiring their immediate attention.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the food and fellowship with community members and the fire-fighters. Even the children got into the spirit with Tristian Weaver, a junior firefighter, who put them through the paces of putting on bunker gear and climbing into one of the fire trucks.

“We look forward to the spaghetti dinner every year as a way to raise money for badly needed equipment for our firefighters, but as a way to also thank our community for their support,” said Fire Chief Susan Bernstetter.

It’s a way to showcase the new vehicles the community’s generosity enabled the department to purchase, be available to provide information about the department, and get to know more of those the department serves. The spaghetti dinner is an annual fundraiser for the department and coincides with Lake George’s Community Extravaganza.

“As a department, we are humbled by the generosity and support we receive from our community,” Bernstetter concluded.

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